Eileen Goodwin

Neurosurgeon sets goals

Neurosurgeon sets goals

New Zealand's first academic neurosurgery unit is being set up in Dunedin, headed by Belgian neurosurgeon Prof Dirk De Ridder, who will have joint clinical and academic duties. He arrives in February, and spoke to reporter Eileen Goodwin by email this week.

Biopsy error panel terms out

The panel considering biopsy errors in laboratories has released its terms of reference.

Locum at unit for year

A neurosurgeon has been hired for a year at Dunedin Hospital.

SDHB plans a five-bed cut to unit

The Southern District Health Board says its 15-bed Dunedin residential service for people with mental illness or addiction problems should be cut to 10.

Hospital set to get new unit

Hospital set to get new unit

A much-needed addition to Dunedin Hospital will be developed in 2014, in the form of a new outpatient endoscopy unit.

Lab mistakes under scrutiny

The expert panel inquiring into laboratory mistakes meets today and tomorrow in Wellington, for members' first face-to-face meeting, Ministry of Health chief medical officer Dr Don Mackie says.

Blake leaving health board

Blake leaving health board

Having missed out on the second-in-charge role at the Southern District Health Board, Vivian Blake is leaving after nine years as Otago chief operating officer.

Concern chemist will stop service

Concern chemist will stop service

Waihemo Pharmacy owner Adrian Graamans is warning customers he might stop dispensing early next month, sparking concern the community could lose the service.

Kidney's 25 years life saver for Anita

Kidney's 25 years life saver for Anita

To celebrate 25 years with her donated kidney, Outram woman Anita Lloyd took it home to Wellington.

Boost KiwiSaver, raise eligibility: report

Boost KiwiSaver, raise eligibility: report

A beefed-up KiwiSaver and a gradually rising age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation are the core of a proposal the savings industry says would put future retirement income on a sounder footing.