Eileen Goodwin

Report due on series of lab mistakes

A report on a disturbing series of laboratory errors involving biopsy samples is due to be released either today or tomorrow.

Number waiting for surgery rises

NUMBERS of ear, nose, and throat patients in Otago waiting for surgery rose more than 17% in the past year, but Southern DHB says it is meeting government-mandated time frames.

Hospital changes feeding policy

Hospital changes feeding policy

Dunedin Hospital has changed its policy on feeding mothers of sick babies and will not discriminate between those who breast-feed and those who do not.

Staff levels prompt ED warning

Staff levels prompt ED warning

Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department (ED) specialists have warned the Southern District Health Board they cannot provide adequate cover for the department's new observation unit.

Queen Mary celebrating 75 years

Queen Mary celebrating 75 years

Queen Mary maternity services staff past and present are in Dunedin this weekend for a 75th anniversary celebration ball.

Ex-Dunedin Hospital nurse suspended over relationship with patient

A former Dunedin Hospital nurse has been censured by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for professional misconduct for having a relationship with a patient.

Hectic time for surgeon, family

Hectic time for surgeon, family

It is "very humbling" starting work as a neurosurgeon in Dunedin on the back of the huge public campaign to save the specialty, newly arrived English neurosurgeon Reuben Johnson says.

What's in a name? -happy memories

What's in a name?  -happy memories

America neurosurgeon Dr Deepa Soni says her baby's middle name, Dunedin, is a big talking point among friends and family.

Rousseau leaving Adelaide job to set up business

Former Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau is leaving his high-flying Adelaide health job to set up his own consulting business.

Observation unit opens this week

Observation unit opens this week

Dunedin Hospital emergency department nurses (from left) Anna Doherty, Anne Daniels, Sarah Ursan, and Julia Davidson await the observation unit's first patient yesterday afternoon, while charge nurse manager Justin Moore surveys the $2.7 million facility.