Eileen Goodwin

Flu jab acceptance still below target

Why some elderly people do not take up their free flu jab was the subject of a discussion at a Southern District Health Board committee yesterday.

Discord over child health issue

The childhood immunisation register should be expanded to include general health information as part of efforts to protect vulnerable children, Southern District Health Board member Kaye Crowther told a health committee yesterday.

Elder health committee

The Southern District Health Board has established an advisory committee to guide planning for changes to how the elderly receive care.

Green paper bipartisan call

Political parties should reach bipartisan agreement on how much money will be spent on child health services, a draft Southern District Health Board submission on the green paper on vulnerable children says.

SDHB deficit of $10m forecast

The Southern District Health Board's financial outlook for the next six months has slipped, with the board's finance chief forecasting a $10 million deficit.

Building fails seismic rules

A second mental health service building in Dunedin, in Union St, does not meet seismic strength requirements, a report to the Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory committee today says.

Misdiagnosis highlights need for more ED staff

Misdiagnosis highlights need for more ED staff

A woman whose broken back was misdiagnosed at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department as abrasions and bruises says the department must get the extra specialists that doctors say it needs.

ED improvement noticeable

ED improvement noticeable

There has been immense improvement in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED), Mosgiel resident Margaret O'Donnell says.

Wakari facility to open on Monday

Wakari facility to open on Monday

The $3.6 million acute mental health ward at Wakari Hospital opens on Monday, replacing the Dunedin Hospital facility.

Third of the way to $3m

The neurosurgery fundraising campaign is a third of the way to its target, with just over $1 million raised.