Eileen Goodwin

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.

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.

Medical directors named

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

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.

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.

'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.

Report stays secret

The Southern District Health Board has refused to release a report it commissioned that identified $30 million in health savings.

IT issue skews surgery data

The Southern District Health Board says a national league table showing it in last place for elective surgery is not a true picture.