Eileen Goodwin

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.

Fertility service change confirmed

A decision announced yesterday to outsource the Otago Fertility Service (OFS) is a sign of the financial pressure on health boards, the head of the senior doctors' union says.

Kiwi deference undermines working conditions, Kelly says

Kiwi deference undermines working conditions, Kelly says

New Zealanders' deference to authority is exploited by the powerful to prevent workers gaining decent pay and conditions, trade union head Helen Kelly told an audience in Dunedin last night.

Oil battle looming in Otago

Oil battle looming in Otago

Anadarko looks set to be greeted by a protest flotilla when the Texas-based oil giant starts drilling a test well in deep water off the Otago coast early next year.

DHB cost-cutting methods criticised by RDA, unions

Rationale used to justify reducing bed numbers at the Southern District Health Board does not stack up and poses a clinical risk, a letter from the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association and aligned health unions to Southern District Health Board says.