Eileen Goodwin

Additional acute surgery list soon

Dunedin Hospital will be running an additional acute surgery list by the end of next month if all goes to plan, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

SDHB disputes claims no plan or action on emergency dept staff

The Southern District Health Board seems to have "no plan" to increase Dunedin Hospital emergency department (ED) staffing, and it feels like nothing is being done until the new chief executive arrives next month, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) representative and ED specialist Dr John Chambers says.

Snr doctors' pay up with all but Aust

New Zealand has kept pace internationally with senior doctors' pay, except compared with Australia, Dunedin Hospital emergency specialist and Association of Salaried Medical Specialists representative Dr John Chambers says.

Brain tumour led to crucial neurosurgery

Brain tumour led to crucial neurosurgery

It was during the 2010 neurosurgery campaign that Margaret Sykes started to think something was wrong with her right arm.

'Touching' stories behind neurosurgery donations

Fundraising for neuro-surgery is climbing, with $1,149,874 raised towards the $3 million total, project manager Irene Mosley says.

Unsung medical teaching trust gives $300,000

It is typical of low-key Dunedin that the work and good deeds of a 51-year-old medical teaching trust fly under the radar, Dunedin Basic Medical Science Trust chairman Richard Bunton says.

ED's six-hour target 84% for December

Dunedin Hospital's emergency department had a particularly busy December but still performed reasonably well in keeping waiting times in check, Otago chief operating officer Vivian Blake told the hospital's advisory committee in Dunedin this week.

Progress on health services

Real progress is being made on resolving the issue of Wakatipu health services, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield said yesterday.

SDHB to seek deficit funding

SDHB to seek deficit funding

The Southern District Health Board will seek $16.65 million to meet its deficit and fund future capital works.

Flu jab acceptance still below target

Why some elderly people do not take up their free flu jab was the subject of a discussion at a Southern District Health Board committee yesterday.