Eileen Goodwin

Concern about Isis bed cuts

Concern about Isis bed cuts

A Dunedin brain haemorrhage survivor is questioning cuts to the specialist rehabilitation service he describes as on par with the best in the world.

New CEO ready to 'listen and learn'

New CEO ready to 'listen and learn'

The new chief executive of the Southern District Health Board says negative media attention she attracted after her last job reflects public ire against large-salary earners in England.

Sawyers Bay memorial to be moved

The Dunedin City Council has recommended moving the Sawyers Bay War Memorial because it has been found to be on private property, a report to tomorrow's Chalmers Community Board meeting says.

Nurses accept 4.5% pay rise

Nurses have ratified a 4.5% pay rise staggered over two years, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation announced yesterday.

Praise for mental-health plan

A draft mental-health plan promises a new start for mental-health patients still "languishing" in wards, Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust chief executive Wendy Halsey says.

Question over rise in expected deficit

Question over rise in expected deficit

Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson has asked whether there was a "cunning plan" to spend almost up to the board's approved deficit unnecessarily.

New unit live by midyear

The observation unit under construction at Dunedin Hospital will be operational in June or July, although final sign-off was not expected until August, acting chief operating officer (Otago) Megan Boivin told the board meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

Rest-home workers strike

Rest-home workers strike

Redroofs Rest Home workers and their supporters picket outside the Oceania Group facility in Dunblane St, Dunedin, during their two-hour strike yesterday morning.

EDs perform better; SDHB still 17th

Dunedin and Southland emergency departments' (ED) performance in the latest DHB league tables improved, although the Southern District Health Board remained 17th of the 20 DHBs, the same as in the first quarter.

Passengers put push on ED

Increasing numbers of cruise-ship passengers are adding to Dunedin Hospital emergency department's workload, Southern District Health Board operations manager (Otago) Megan Boivin told the hospitals' advisory committee in Invercargill yesterday.