Eileen Goodwin

Patient urges implant recall

Patient urges implant recall

A Dunedin man whose metal-on-metal hip implant was removed after an adverse reaction says the implant should be recalled.

Ryall under attack from top doctors

The honeymoon appears well and truly over between the senior doctors' union and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Isis cuts expected

Nurses should find out more next week about possible job losses resulting from cuts to Wakari Hospital's specialist rehabilitation service (Isis).

ED staffing reconsidered

ED staffing reconsidered

The Southern District Health Board has backed down on planned cuts to medical staff at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says.

Ministry clears Southern breast-screening programme

Ministry clears Southern breast-screening programme

A Ministry of Health investigation has cleared the Southern District Health Board's breast-screening programme of concerns its rate of "false negatives" was unacceptably high.

Cancer survival rates improve

Cancer survival rates improve

Cancer survival rates have improved markedly - although the picture is not so rosy if you are Maori or poor, a University of Otago report says.

Ministry to get colonoscopy data from DHBs

Ministry to get colonoscopy data from DHBs

The Ministry of Health will start gathering colonoscopy data from district health boards, but it should not be seen as a "report card" of DHBs, Ministry of Health cancer programme national clinical director Dr John Childs says.

'Pretty good' response to mental-health plan

 'Pretty good' response to mental-health plan

More than 100 submissions on the Southern District Health Board's sector-wide mental-health and addiction plan are being considered, finance and funding general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.

Health providers sought

The Southern District Health Board has called for expressions of interest from health providers wanting to be based at Lakes District Hospital, as the DHB implements National Health Board recommendations.

No medical emergency jobs to go: chairman

No medical emergency jobs to go: chairman

Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield has denied a claim he is cutting medical staff at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, but says staff need to stick to agreed budgets.