Eileen Goodwin

Support for cancer sufferers

Support for cancer sufferers

The Southern District Health Board will receive funding for three cancer co-ordination nurses, its share of a national initiative aiming to support and guide cancer sufferers throughout their treatment.

Vitamin C recommended

A Mosgiel GP recommends people affected by flu-like illness take liquid-form vitamin C.

Diabetes presents 'huge challenge'

Diabetes presents 'huge challenge'

Eating disorders are some of the "great chronic health problems of the 21st century", for which there is little effective treatment, United States kidney specialist Prof David Weiner says.

NZ cannot 'up and go'

NZ cannot 'up and go'

For practical, strategic, and moral reasons, New Zealand cannot "up and go" in the wake of the deaths of three soldiers in Afghanistan, Prof Robert Patman, of the University of Otago, says.

Retiring nurse hits out at 'health rationing'

Retiring nurse hits out at 'health rationing'

It is hard to accept the rationing of health spending which results in some patients being denied treatment, retiring emergency department nurse Jane Nimmo says.

Home help model causing concern

Home-help agencies may struggle to afford the Southern District Health Board's new home support plan for the elderly, New Zealand Home Health Association chief executive Julie Haggie says.

Money directed elsewhere

An acute surgery special project at Dunedin Hospital granted $419,000 last year never began because of staff recruitment problems.

Dunedin Hospital at full stretch coping with seasonal illnesses

Dunedin Hospital at full stretch coping with seasonal  illnesses

Dunedin Hospital was at 100% capacity yesterday, but a Southern District Health Board spokesman says the hospital is coping.

Health scientists asked to face hard questions

Health scientists asked to face hard questions

Whether it is right that nearly a quarter of University of Otago medical students in 2010 were from the richest 10% of homes is a question that needs to be asked, health sciences pro-vice-chancellor Prof Peter Crampton told a public health seminar yesterday.

Diabetes management changes 'dangerous'

Diabetes management changes 'dangerous'

Pharmac is going ahead with controversial changes to diabetes-management tools which save $10 million a year, a move labelled "dangerous" by Labour MP Maryan Street.