Eileen Goodwin

DHB proposal makes 'significant errors'

DHB proposal makes 'significant errors'

The Southern District Health Board has been accused of inaccurately presenting the situation faced by the Otago Fertility Service in its bid to outsource the service.

PHO manager stands firm

PHO manager stands firm

A Southern Primary Health Organisation senior manager who was the sole director and shareholder of the company which operated a now-defunct Oamaru medical practice has rejected a call from a creditor to stand down.

Siblings recall time together in children's home

Siblings recall time together in children's home

Discipline was strict, but children at Glendining Home still ''got away with a lot'', former resident Gavin Greenfield recalled at the home's centenary on Saturday.

Long-serving woman lawyer standing down

Long-serving woman lawyer standing down

When Kate Walker started practising, there were just a handful of women lawyers in Dunedin.

Hands-off message to oil companies

Hands-off message to oil companies

About 60 people linked hands to take part in the national Hands Across the Sand day of action against deep sea oil drilling at Dunedin's St Clair Beach on Saturday.

Ninth operating theatre means more surgery time

Ninth operating theatre means more surgery time

Dunedin Hospital's ninth operating theatre is expected to increase available surgical time by 40 hours a week, the Southern District Health Board says.

Proposal for more charter flights fails to take off

An internal report's recommendation to increase chartered flights between Invercargill and Dunedin to cope with increased travel demands was declined because of cost, the Southern District Health Board says.

Saturday work is clearing backlog

Saturday work is clearing backlog

Dunedin Hospital is performing colonoscopies on Saturdays to clear the backlog.

Diabetes funding welcomed but aged care not enough, critics say

Despite health getting the biggest funding increase in yesterday's Budget, critics warn some important areas are not receiving enough money.

Nurse censured for abuse incidents

Nurse censured for abuse incidents

A former Wakari Hospital mental health nurse has been censured for verbally abusing patients, and inappropriately touching one of them.