Eileen Goodwin

DHB education plan revealed

A "public education programme" to "celebrate DHB success" is part of efforts to improve communication, a Southern District Health Board internal strategy document reveals.

Flu-like illness rate triples

Consultations for a flu-like illness have surged in the South, the rate tripling within a week, the latest ESR flu report shows.

Ashburn bid to bolster finances

Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, is to start fundraising in the hope of securing about $500,000 a year to help shore up its financial position.

Many students laid low by flu

Many students laid low by flu

A recent spike in flu-like illness is keeping the University of Otago's Student Health Services busier than in the previous two flu seasons, director Dr Kim Maiai says.

British medal for Otago archaeologist

British medal for Otago archaeologist

That he is to be awarded a prestigious British archaeology medal took him completely by surprise, Dunedin archaeologist Prof Charles Higham, of the University of Otago, says.

New hub officially opened

New hub officially opened

It was gratifying to see the former Forbury School "reborn" as a community hub in the form of the Methodist Mission's new early learning and family services campus, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said at its opening on Saturday.

Progress seen at SDHB

Progress seen at SDHB After a a stinging assessment of the Southern District Health Board, mostly focused on Dunedin Hospital, what progress has been made since?

Hyde tussock blaze battle continues

Hyde tussock blaze battle continues

Six helicopters and 40 ground crew are still working to extinguish a large tussock blaze east of Hyde.

South has new diabetes programme

A replacement for the diabetes Get Checked programme is operating in the South, although it is yet to be officially signed off, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.

Report on blowout due today

A "high-level summary" of PricewaterhouseCoopers' initial findings on a Southern District Health Board budget blowout will be presented today to the audit and risk management committee, a DHB spokesman says.