Eileen Goodwin

No lack of effort in leisure marching circles

No lack of effort in leisure marching circles

It might be called leisure marching, but there will be no rest for the Nelson Silveraires after attending the annual national display in Dunedin at the weekend.

PHO told not to establish e-referral system: Bowers

PHO told not to establish e-referral system: Bowers

Southern Primary Health Organisation was advised not to introduce the electronic referral system which is now causing concern, and instead wait for the South Island-wide system, South Island Information Systems Service Level Alliance chairman Dr Andrew Bowers, of Dunedin, says.

Dunedin Hospital ED 'has enough doctors'

Dunedin Hospital ED 'has enough doctors'

The Southern District Health Board does not have an "open chequebook" to give the Dunedin Hospital emergency department (ED) everything it wants, and the department appears to have enough doctors, SDHB chief medical officer (Otago) Richard Bunton says.

ED boss resigns over staffing frustrations

ED boss resigns over staffing frustrations

The head of Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED) has resigned in frustration at what he says are planned staffing cuts.

Mercy gives $50,000 to appeal

Mercy gives $50,000 to appeal

Dunedin's Mercy Hospital has given $50,000 to the Chair in Neurosurgery appeal, which has now toppped $1.8 million.

Mornington GP to retire

Mornington GP to retire

Bustling Mornington Health Centre, in Dunedin, is a far cry from the "dump" Dr Tony Fitchett started working in as a GP in Mornington 40 years ago.

PHO rejects criticism of e-referral system

A controversially tendered electronic referral system used by many GP practices has been defended by the Southern Primary Health Organisation.

Tuatapere Centre's safety defended

Tuatapere Centre's safety defended

Reported comments by Southern District Health Board deputy chairman Paul Menzies have angered Tuatapere residents trying to save the town's maternity centre.

Gastro centre partnership unlikely

The Southern District Health Board is no longer confident of partnering the University of Otago in funding a gastrointestinal diseases centre development, although the university remained key to establishing the centre of excellence, DHB chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

Marmite-lovers urged to ration stocks

Marmite-lovers urged to ration stocks

Marmite supplies are on a knife-edge, and lovers of the spread are being urged to ration their use as supermarkets run low on stock.