Eileen Goodwin

Call to help with relocation

Call to help with relocation

The Government should offer an assistance package to Christchurch businesses to relocate within the South Island to prevent a flight to Australia or Auckland, Otago Chamber of Commerce president Peter McIntyre says.

Lyttelton resilient despite setbacks

Lyttelton resilient despite setbacks

Despite taking another hit this week, morale in Lyttelton is high, real estate agent Lynnette Baird says.

Vaccination benefit for others

Vaccination benefit for others

People who decide not to vaccinate their children should think of those in the community with immune deficiencies, two Dunedin mothers say.

Anti-clot drug hailed

Funding an alternative to anti-blood-clotting treatment warfarin will make a huge difference to patients, who will no longer need constant monitoring, Dunedin Hospital cardiologist Associate Prof Michael Williams says.

Additions considered

The Ministry of Health is considering adding chickenpox and rotavirus to the childhood vaccine schedule.

Paying parents to vaccinate 'bribery'

Paying parents to vaccinate  'bribery'

Paying parents who vaccinate their children is "bribery", a Dunedin mother, who has not had her two sons vaccinated, says.

'Help after cancer' pilot

'Help after cancer' pilot

A pilot scheme to help Dunedin cancer sufferers move on after their illness could be a model for others, programme developer Dr Sue Walthert says.

Health group to stay on task despite doubts

Despite fearing it could be wasting its time, the Wakatipu health governance reference group will continue its deliberations over a governance model for the area's health services, chairman Graeme Todd says.

Elder care moving to computer

As the last DHB in New Zealand to move from paper to computer to assess elderly people's care needs, Southern District Health Board's introduction of a computer-based system has been successful so far, mental health and community services Otago general manager Elaine Chisnall says.

Significant drop in STIs in South

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea rates in the South dropped significantly in 2010, the latest annual report on sexually transmitted infections says.