Eileen Goodwin

Older patients at ED

Older patients at ED

More older patients are turning up in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, prompting fears the cost of primary health care is putting some off visiting the GP.

Asset-threshold change called attack on elderly

Opposition parties have described a residential care asset-threshold change in this week's Budget as an attack on the elderly.

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze yesterday which rendered this Mosgiel state house uninhabitable.

Refurbishment to make museum shipshape

Refurbishment to make museum shipshape

Holding a ship's wheel, Port Chalmers Historical Society president Norman Ledgerwood is preparing for the Port Chalmers Maritime Museum's $150,000 upgrade.

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Two Southland Hospital nurses have been transferred to Dunedin Hospital this week on a temporary basis to help alleviate a nursing shortage.

Neurosurgery candidate

The University of Otago has a favoured candidate for the post of inaugural professor of the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery.

Women: ask questions

Women: ask questions

Women should not hesitate to ask for a second opinion on being advised they need a mastectomy, as the resulting delay is not likely to worsen the cancer, breast cancer survivor Dr Sue Walthert says.

$6m-$7m rise in dementia-care funding

Another boost to dementia-care funding is likely to be "trumpeted" by the Government in Thursday's Budget, New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive Martin Taylor says.

Lab sorry for breast surgery error

Lab sorry for breast surgery error

Southern Community Laboratories in Dunedin has apologised to the Otago woman who had a mastectomy by mistake earlier this year, SCL pathologist and medical director Dr Peter Fitzgerald says.

Invercargill nurses could solve Dunedin 'crisis'

Invercargill nurses could solve Dunedin 'crisis'

Southland Hospital nurses might be brought to Dunedin Hospital to address a nursing staffing "crisis" in Dunedin, New Zealand Nurses Organisation associate industrial services manager GlendaAlexander says.