Eileen Goodwin

Meningococcal cases include Dunedin baby

Meningococcal cases include Dunedin baby

A Dunedin baby with meningoccocal disease has been discharged from hospital and has made a ''full recovery'', health authorities say.

Counting down to a better children's ward

Counting down to a better children's ward

Dunedin Hospital children's ward patient Ben Fox (3), with mother Jo Fox, of Cromwell, and registered nurse Marilyn Hanson (right), show off an electric bed bought last year with money raised by Countdown staff, who were at the hospital yesterday to launch this year's Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.

Parties put policies at GP conference

Parties put policies at GP conference

The gap between the rich and poor was halted under the Labour Government but is growing again, with serious consequences for the nation's long-term health, Labour's health spokesman, Grant Robertson, told GPs at a medical conference in Dunedin yesterday.

Replacement gnome needed

Replacement gnome needed

Otago Peninsula Trust administrator Jo Harvey with a broken gnome used to welcome children to Glenfalloch's annual gnome hunt.

Albatross chick centre of attention

Albatross chick centre of attention

This 6-month-old male albatross, at 13kg the biggest of this year's chicks, was the centre of attention yesterday when Conservation Minister, Kate Wilkinson (left) and National list MP, Michael Woodhouse (right), visited the royal albatross colony.

Autistic man's carer criticises scheme

A Dunedin woman who left a job looking after an autistic man because she felt unsafe says the Ministry of Health needs to change the way it dishes out money to families who directly employ carers.

Fairness of child poverty rates queried

Fairness of child poverty rates queried

Society should ask if it is fair childhood poverty rates far outstrip those of the elderly, says University of Otago Prof Barry Taylor, a distinguished child health researcher.

Health centre considering expansion

Health centre considering expansion

Dunedin's Mornington Health Centre is in talks to buy an adjacent section as it considers expanding and taking over services offered by Southern District Health Board.

Weather affects Meals on Wheels delivery

Snow prompted the Southern District Health Board to cancel Meals on Wheels in Dunedin yesterday for the first time Wendy Patterson could recall in the 28 years she had been helping the service.

Painstaking restoration

Painstaking restoration

Stained glass window artist Peter Mackenzie trims some of the stained glass panels he has made for the refurbishment of William Larnach's tomb in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery.