Eileen Goodwin

Proposal to reduce services at Isis centre

Proposal to reduce services at Isis centre

Bed numbers and nursing staff at Wakari Hospital's specialist rehabilitation service (Isis) will be cut to deal with a funding shortfall, a Southern District Health Board staff consultation document says.

Seismic risk looks terminal

Seismic risk looks terminal

Three Southern District Health Board buildings have been earmarked for possible demolition because of the prohibitive cost of strengthening them, a report to tomorrow's hospitals' advisory committee meeting says.

Day could make a difference

Day could make a difference

An Oamaru woman is urging people to give a portion of the extra day they work for leap year to the neurosurgery fundraising campaign.

Fairy tales reflect times, writer says

Fairy tales reflect times, writer says

The portrayal of women in traditional fairy tales is "fairly appalling" by modern standards, but reflects the time they were written down, rather than their origins, author Juliet Marillier told a writing workshop at Otago Girls' High School yesterday.

Slim chance school will stay open

Slim chance school will stay open

There was a "slim chance" Rotary Park School would stay open for 2013, school commissioner Cleave Hay told more than 40 parents, staff, and community members at a meeting at the school last night.

Cadbury changes affect 20 staff

Cadbury changes affect 20 staff

Cadbury Confectionery Dunedin is to make two new products for New Zealand and Australia this year, but has also started consulting up to 20 staff affected by a drop in crumb production.

Neurosurgery fundraising walk

Neurosurgery fundraising walk

Two Dunedin students, Matt Fuller (28, left) and Richard Aspinall (23) hit their stride in Princes St, Dunedin, this week, watched by Dr Jill McIlraith, clinical leader of Dunedin Sexual Health Clinic, and husband Dunedin neurologist Associate Prof Graeme Hammond-Tooke.

Health system not 'perfect'

Health system not  'perfect'

Only a "slightly naive" person would expect to be 100% safe from mishaps in the healthcare system, Southern District Health Board (Otago) chief medical officer Richard Bunton says.

40 medical mishaps include power-failure death

A patient on a ventilation machine at home who died because of a power failure is one of 40 medical mishaps recorded by the Southern District Health Board in 2010-11.

Electric bikes shown to be easier on the legs

Electric bikes shown to be easier on the legs

Ross McClintock, of Dunedin, tries an electric bike on Saturday morning on Cargill St at a Dunedin City Council-organised event for Bike Wise Month.