Eileen Goodwin

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Dunedin Hospital emergency department staff apologised to the family of a Dunedin woman who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture that the department failed to diagnose, a coroner's finding reveals.

Otago-only home help scheme may be axed

An Otago-only scheme that gives older people greater control over their home help could be axed by the Southern District Health Board.

Support on screening concerns

Support on screening concerns

The Southern District Health Board has followed up with most of the women involved in concerns its breast-screening programme might have had a higher than acceptable rate of false negative readings.

Older patients at ED

Older patients at ED

More older patients are turning up in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, prompting fears the cost of primary health care is putting some off visiting the GP.

Asset-threshold change called attack on elderly

Opposition parties have described a residential care asset-threshold change in this week's Budget as an attack on the elderly.

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze yesterday which rendered this Mosgiel state house uninhabitable.

Refurbishment to make museum shipshape

Refurbishment to make museum shipshape

Holding a ship's wheel, Port Chalmers Historical Society president Norman Ledgerwood is preparing for the Port Chalmers Maritime Museum's $150,000 upgrade.

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Two Southland Hospital nurses have been transferred to Dunedin Hospital this week on a temporary basis to help alleviate a nursing shortage.

Neurosurgery candidate

The University of Otago has a favoured candidate for the post of inaugural professor of the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery.

Women: ask questions

Women: ask questions

Women should not hesitate to ask for a second opinion on being advised they need a mastectomy, as the resulting delay is not likely to worsen the cancer, breast cancer survivor Dr Sue Walthert says.