Eileen Goodwin

Student hospitalised with measles visited Dunedin

A group of University of Otago students have been warned they may have been exposed to measles, the first Wellington victim of a North Island outbreak having visited Dunedin last weekend.

Word on the 'Street' is: disgusted

Word on the 'Street' is: disgusted

Tuesday and Thursday nights will not be the same at Dunedin's Highview Home and Hospital soon.

Fears for Macandrew Bay store

Fears for Macandrew Bay store

Macandrew Bay Store's liquor licence may not be renewed, sparking concern the community could lose the store.

Southland terminations in Dunedin

Dunedin Hospital is still being used for Southland terminations because of the Christchurch earthquake.

Ill babies prompt call to vaccinate

Ill babies prompt call to vaccinate

Two babies are in Dunedin Hospital with whooping cough, prompting a call for parents to vaccinate their children.

Still no PHO health worker professional development programme

The Southern Primary Health Organisation still has no health worker professional development programme, nearly a year after the super-sized PHO formed.

No revelations from retiring MP

No revelations from retiring MP

She might be retiring as an MP in November, but Heather Roy mainly stuck to what sounded like well-rehearsed answers at a political forum in Dunedin yesterday.

Anticoagulant not factor in death, doctor says

One of four deaths of patients on a new blood-thinning drug was in the South, Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring senior medical assessor Dr Ruth Savage said.

SDHB establishing role for elderly care analyst

The Southern District Health Board has created a role for an analyst - to be paid up to $90,000 - to help advance changes in elderly persons' care in order to keep them in the community.

Restored Larnach's tomb ribbon-cutting ribbing

Restored Larnach's tomb ribbon-cutting ribbing

The Dunedin heritage stalwart credited with raising the funds to restore Larnach's tomb could not resist teasing Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull at its completion ceremony on Saturday.