Eileen Goodwin

SDHB handling of error queried

SDHB handling of error queried

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) was warned it could be ''losing sight of the bigger picture'' in its dealings with a patient whose biopsy specimen had been mixed up with another.

Dunedin expert backs animal testing for party pills

Dunedin expert backs animal testing for party pills

Opponents of testing party pills on animals are essentially advocating for a return to the medical Middle Ages, Dunedin toxicologist Dr Leo Schep says. 

Science funding a 'lottery'

Science funding a 'lottery'

The level of science research funding in New Zealand is a "great embarrassment", and is similar to that of Papua New Guinea, says a University of Otago researcher.

Dunedin doctors clean up their act

The number of Dunedin Hospital doctors washing their hands leapt by 20% in the latest "hand hygiene audit".

You did it: campaign hits $3m

You did it: campaign hits $3m

The future of the southern neurosurgery service is now assured, with the announcement $3 million has been raised for the Chair in Neurosurgery at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

Medical directors named

The Southern District Health Board has announced the medical directors of its new clinical departments.

Eating plan criticised

Eating plan criticised

It does not matter a "hoot" that a new healthy eating programme is behind schedule, because it is a "very inappropriate programme", University of Otago nutrition and diabetes expert Prof Jim Mann says.

Southern PHO reviewing need for advisory groups

The Southern Primary Health Organisation is reviewing the role of three advisory groups which cost about $170,000 a year.

Survey of health workers due out

Progress in reinstating clinical leadership to New Zealand hospitals will be gauged with the release of a health worker survey next week.

'Hidden waiting list' longer in South

'Hidden waiting list' longer in South

A "hidden waiting list" of elective surgery patients is three times as long in the South as the national average, Prof Jean-Claude Theis said in his inaugural professorial lecture last night.