Eileen Goodwin

$6m-$7m rise in dementia-care funding

Another boost to dementia-care funding is likely to be "trumpeted" by the Government in Thursday's Budget, New Zealand Aged Care Association chief executive Martin Taylor says.

Lab sorry for breast surgery error

Lab sorry for breast surgery error

Southern Community Laboratories in Dunedin has apologised to the Otago woman who had a mastectomy by mistake earlier this year, SCL pathologist and medical director Dr Peter Fitzgerald says.

Invercargill nurses could solve Dunedin 'crisis'

Invercargill nurses could solve Dunedin 'crisis'

Southland Hospital nurses might be brought to Dunedin Hospital to address a nursing staffing "crisis" in Dunedin, New Zealand Nurses Organisation associate industrial services manager GlendaAlexander says.

Patients at risk in ward: nurse

Patients at risk in ward: nurse

A Dunedin Hospital nurse says her ward is understaffed, nurses are demoralised and patient safety is at risk.

Crohn's sufferer aiming for nursing career

Crohn's sufferer aiming for nursing career

First-year student Dana Smith missed more than half of her last year at high school while she underwent operations arising from Crohn's disease.

Striding out on road to injury recovery

Striding out on road to injury recovery

On his 21st birthday, recovering spinal injury patient Austen Haig will run the Moro Half Marathon in Dunedin.

Electronic system adopted

Electronic system adopted

The Southern District Health Board is the first DHB in New Zealand to approve introduction of full electronic prescribing for its main hospitals, it was announced yesterday.

No gain for pharmacies

A Dunedin pharmacist wants his customers to understand he does not benefit financially from the Government's hike in prescription charges.

Prescription hike doubts

Increasing the prescription price to fund other health services is a "questionable trade-off", a University of Otago public health specialist says.

Ministry appeal thrown out

Ministry appeal thrown out

The Court of Appeal has thrown out an appeal by the Ministry of Health regarding payments for parents who care for their disabled children.