Eileen Goodwin

Legacy of Cartwright Inquiry to be examined at event

The legacy of the landmark Cartwright Inquiry will be examined at an event marking its 25th anniversary in Auckland tomorrow.

Clinic reprieve hopes

Clinic reprieve hopes

Ashburn Clinic, in Dunedin, is relying on the Ministry of Health to save the financially strapped private psychiatric hospital.

$50,000 research bequest

$50,000 research bequest

University of Otago researchers trying to pinpoint people who will develop Alzheimer's disease have been given a $50,000 bequest by Alzheimer's Society Otago .

Duo demoted in Cunliffe reshuffle

Duo demoted in Cunliffe reshuffle

Demotions for Dunedin's two electorate MPs in Labour leader David Cunliffe's new line-up, unveiled yesterday, are signs of the city's loss of influence in an otherwise cautious reshuffle, University of Otago politics lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards says.

Breakthrough research boost for infertility treatment

Breakthrough research boost for infertility treatment

Breakthrough University of Otago research could enable advances in treating infertility and the development of new contraceptive drugs, Dunedin neuroscientist and lead researcher Allan Herbison says.

Concerns raised over privatising screening

Concerns raised over privatising screening

The more regional breast-screening schemes fall into private hands, the harder it gets to maintain a world-class screening programme, University of Otago cancer screening authority Associate Prof Brian Cox says.

Breast-screening staff left reeling

Breast-screening staff left reeling

The interim clinical director of Southern District Health Board's breast-screening service says staff were ''surprised and distressed'' by news the board may opt out of the service.

Health board seats attract good interest

Health board seats attract good interest

Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at some of the issues facing candidates in the Southern District Health Board election.

Lung recipient spotlights donors

Lung recipient spotlights donors

Lachie McLachlan says he does not have words to describe what his double lung transplant means to him.

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

The Southern District Health Board may opt out of running Otago and Southland's breast-screening service.