Eileen Goodwin

Home support workers to continue receiving higher mileage rate

Dunedin home support workers who transferred from dumped home-care provider Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) will continue to be paid a significantly higher mileage rate than other Access Homehealth workers, the Rural Women New Zealand-owned provider says.

Focus on young doctors not sustainable: union

The nurses' union says money was found to employ surplus graduate doctors, while hundreds of young nurses are missing out.

Butterfield reappointed SDHB chairman

Butterfield reappointed SDHB chairman

Timaru accountant Joe Butterfield (73) has been reappointed chairman of the Southern District Health Board for another term.

Off to lend a hand in Philippines

Off to lend a hand in Philippines

Dunedin City Council emergency management officer Glenn Mitchell, who will spend Christmas in the Philippines helping the typhoon-hit nation improve communication links.

Spending doubles

Spending doubles

Spending on communications, marketing and advertising has more than doubled at Southern District Health Board in the past three years, figures released under the Official Information Act show.

Paycase: Crown applies to intervene

The Crown has asked to intervene in a landmark carer pay case because of its wide-reaching implications for public policy, a spokesman for Attorney-general Chris Finlayson confirmed yesterday.

Neo-Nazis targeted using book

Neo-Nazis targeted using book

The story of a Scottish missionary who died in Auschwitz because she stayed in Hungary to help Jewish schoolchildren is being used in the fight against neo-Nazis in Europe, writer Lynley Smith says.

Health staff given details of $15m cost-cutting

Health staff given details of $15m cost-cutting

All Southern District Health Board staff have been sent a report showing the organisation's progress in saving more than $15 million in health services.

Disappointed by Otago Fertility Service decision

Privatising the Otago Fertility Service (OFS) is a ''retrograde step'', the clinical director who fought to save the service says.

Number of women doctors increases

The medical workforce is becoming increasingly feminised, the Medical Council 2012 doctor workforce released yesterday shows.