Eileen Goodwin

Sprinklers tested near protesters

Sprinklers tested near protesters

A year after Occupy Dunedin took over the heart of the city, they were back yesterday to re-occupy the Octagon - for a while anyway.

Care efforts unsustainable: report

Care efforts unsustainable: report

Good patient care is being achieved through the "largely invisible" and unsustainable efforts of staff, a report about Southern District Health Board work practices says.

Suicide reporting of concern to Dunne

"Case-by-case expose" stories about suicide were not the intention of new guidelines loosening restrictions around its reporting, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says.

PWC review of Southern District Health Board ongoing

In a case of spending money to save it, Southern District Health Board is shelling out thousands of dollars to a business services company.

Replacement's salary less generous

Replacement's salary less generous

Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly was paid between $120,000 and $129,999 in her first four months in the job.

Population growth forecasts of district health board, Statistics NZ differ

Population growth forecasts of district health board, Statistics NZ differ

Southern District Health Board's population growth forecast used to plan Queenstown health services is lower than the projected increase revealed by Statistics New Zealand this week.

K2 most harmful, toxic: specialist

K2 is the most toxic and harmful of the synthetic cannabis products he has witnessed in patients, a Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist says.

Friends and family allowed back into staff cafes at hospitals

Rules to prohibit members of the public entering staff cafes at Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals have been relaxed, despite a survey showing the move is opposed by nearly a third of staff.

Mudcake completes picnic

Mudcake completes picnic

Artsenta art worker Greta Doo decorates a mudcake as a colourful picnic scene yesterday.

Bid to resolve row over ED specialist

Bid to resolve row over ED specialist

The senior doctors' union and the Southern District Health Board appear to be trying to resolve a dispute with a Dunedin emergency department specialist.