Eileen Goodwin

Pact drops night carers in new flats

Pact Dunedin has been "over-delivering" services and will phase out night carers when it moves clients to refurbished former Dunedin City Council flats in Wakari.

Region's reported high suicide rate questioned

A Southern District Health Board member is questioning Southland's reported high rate of suicide.

Southern PHO responds

Southern PHO responds

Southern Primary Health Organisation has taken issue with a statement that it could have applied to use leftover funds for health services.

Resource rethink needed: Rousseau

Resource rethink needed: Rousseau

More DHB resources should be allocated to speed up plans to reorganise elderly community care, Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau said this week.

Language impedes understanding

Language impedes understanding

"Management speak" and "bureaucratic English" in a health report came under fire from Southern District Health Board members yesterday at a meeting in Invercargill.

Advisory group to set up 'clinical pathways'

A health advisory group is to be established as part of the Southern Primary Health Organisation to improve links between community and hospital health care, funding and finance general manager Robert Mackway-Jones told this week's community and public health advisory meeting in Invercargill.

$720,000 available for health projects

The former Well Dunedin PHO has more than $720,000 to distribute for health projects.

Influenza 'picking up' recently in the South

Influenza-like illness has picked up in the South in the past two weeks, but the swine flu strain appeared to have "done its dash", Public Health South service manager Stephen Jenkins told a Southern District Health Board committee yesterday.

'Full recovery' made by Dunedin baby

A Dunedin baby had made a "full recovery" from meningococcal disease in Dunedin Hospital and was back at home, Public Health South medical officer of health Dr Marion Poore said.

New suicide plan

Suicide rates in the South are higher than the national average, a statistic a new prevention plan aims to change.