Eileen Goodwin

Fundraising role came unexpectedly

Fundraising role came unexpectedly

The 82-year-old spearheading the neurosurgery fundraising effort was bemused when he was asked to take the role.

Redroofs staff to stop work

About 20 union members at Dunedin's Redroofs Rest Home in Maori Hill will stop work for two hours on March 1 to protest a 1% pay offer, Service and Food Workers Union advocate Alastair Duncan says.

Businesses in the South urged to get behind appeal

The South's business community is being urged to back the campaign to raise $3 million for neurosurgery.

Dementia unit permission sought

Woodhaugh Rest Home, in Dunedin, is seeking permission to develop a 16-bed dementia unit and a hospital facility.

Crown monitor's tenure continues

Southern District Health Board's Crown monitor, Stuart McLauchlan, has had his tenure "rolled over" after it expired at the end of last year, a spokesman for Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Computer games' rise in elder care tipped

Computer games' rise in elder care  tipped

Computer games to stimulate, monitor and aid the elderly will become more central to providing care as the population ages, Norway-based computer scientist Dr Simon McCallum says.

Campus incident results in arrests

Campus incident results in arrests

A police officer interviewed members of Campus Watch after an incident yesterday about 8.10pm at the University of Otago, near the St David lecture theatres, which resulted in two arrests, Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said.

Culture key to stopping child abuse

Culture key to stopping child abuse

Mandatory reporting is not the magic answer to preventing child abuse, public law lawyer Mai Chen told a child welfare seminar in Dunedin yesterday.

SDHB disputes claims no plan or action on emergency dept staff

The Southern District Health Board seems to have "no plan" to increase Dunedin Hospital emergency department (ED) staffing, and it feels like nothing is being done until the new chief executive arrives next month, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) representative and ED specialist Dr John Chambers says.

Additional acute surgery list soon

Dunedin Hospital will be running an additional acute surgery list by the end of next month if all goes to plan, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.