Eileen Goodwin

Ryall declines involvement in hospital staffing issue

Ryall declines involvement in hospital staffing issue

Health Minister Tony Ryall has rejected a request by the senior doctors' union to intervene in a staffing numbers issue at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED).

Fears of backtrack over emergency dept staff

Fears of backtrack over emergency dept staff

A senior Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist says Southern District Health Board management appear to have backtracked on recruiting an extra 4.5 senior medical officers for the department.

Age-old wisdom revived

Age-old wisdom revived

Most people think of St John's wort as an antidepressant, but a centuries-old textbook being translated in Dunedin reveals recipes in which it is used for different ailments.

New medical insurers upbeat

New medical insurers upbeat

A medico-legal insurance scheme trying to gain a foothold in a market dominated by a British provider is slowly adding members, Medicus board member Dr Wayne Cunningham, of Dunedin, says.

Rest-home carrying adequate supplies: SDHB

Rest-home carrying adequate supplies: SDHB

The Southern District Health Board says a Dunedin rest-home is carrying sufficient supplies, after an inspection following complaints it lacked some basics.

From city to country

From city to country

They gave up city life in Auckland to seek the good life in Otago. Eileen Goodwin talks to Sandy Price about her family's decision and the challenges of lifestyle farming.

Taylor credits staff, partners, wife for success

Taylor credits staff, partners, wife for success Dunedin's Ian Taylor says he is not especially skilled or talented, but has taken opportunities when they presented themselves.

Top honour for Dunedin artist

Top honour for Dunedin artist Dunedin artist Ralph Hotere has been appointed to the Order of New Zealand for services to his country.

Champions of our rare dolphins

Champions of our rare dolphins

They live together and fight togther - for the plight of Hector's dolphins. Eileen Goodwin speaks to Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson about their partnership at home and at work.

Doctors busy

Demand for Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre has been slightly up on previous years, boosted by international visitors in the city, practice manager Martin Chamberlain says.