Eileen Goodwin

Weight surgery grows in the South

More weight-loss operations are being carried out in the South, and now for the first time at both Southland Hospital and Dunedin Hospital.

Varied SDHB meeting venues queried

Is there any point holding district health board meetings outside Dunedin or Invercargill?

Whether the expense of holding meetings in other centres was worth it was considered by Southern District Health Board members considering their 2012 meetings schedule yesterday.

Ambulance response times stretched

Ambulance response times stretched

Ambulances have not met urban response time targets since 2007 because of increased demand, crowded roads, and new housing developments, a Government report says.

Whooping cough vaccination 'cocooning' call

A Dunedin Hospital paediatrician says parents and grandparents around babies should be vaccinated against whooping cough.

Wage deal 'brilliant'

Wage deal 'brilliant'

They deal with seizures, have been physically attacked, and say they would love to see a politician do their job for a day.

'Don't blame us for shop closure threat': DCC

'Don't blame us for shop closure threat': DCC

Some people are wrongly blaming the Dunedin City Council for the "frustrating" potential threat of closure of the Macandrew Bay Store, DCC liquor licensing and projects officer Kevin Mechen says.

Port police station change proposed

Port police station change proposed

The Port Chalmers police station would become a patrol base instead of a rural two-person station under a restructuring plan, but policing resources would not change, Dunedin-Clutha police area commander Inspector Dave Campbell says.

DHB shortlists four

Four candidates are shortlisted for the top job at Southern District Health Board.

Criticism of SDHB slammed

Criticism of SDHB slammed

A $41 million funding shortfall over a decade stopped the Southern District Health Board investing in buildings and clinical equipment, contributing to a "soul-destroying" situation, says a frankly-worded report by recently-departed Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau.

From Dunedin to Afghanistan to supervise harvest

From Dunedin to Afghanistan to supervise harvest

The journey there and back will take longer than his Afghanistan aid mission, but Dunedin aid worker Michael Potts hopes his trip to the war-torn country to supervise harvesting and storing of potatoes will ensure the locals have food over winter.