Eileen Goodwin

Elective targets missed

Elective targets missed

The Southern District Health Board needs to provide timely surgery this month or it could lose incentive funding for elective surgery.

SDHB may send financial planning back to committee

SDHB may send financial planning back to committee

The Southern District Health Board is considering moving annual financial planning back to a dedicated committee, as it is "struggling" in this area, chairman Joe Butterfield says.

SLHS considers combined practice

Dunedin-based South Link Health Services (SLHS) is considering building a GP practice serving up to 10,000 people on the Southland Hospital site in Invercargill.

Changing face for GP practices

Changing face for GP practices

The future shape of GP practices will be quite different as young doctors are less willing to go the "extra mile" than their older colleagues, the Southern District Health Board has been told.

Whooping cough rise downplayed

Whooping cough rise downplayed

A five-fold rise in notified whooping cough cases this year is not statistically significant, Public Health South medical officer of health Dr Marion Poore told a Southern District Health Board committee yesterday.

More 'clinical instinct' suggested

More 'clinical instinct' suggested

Should doctors use more "clinical instinct" to diagnose patients to reduce the number of scans?

Services restructured

Presbytarian Support Otago has restructured its Family Works service, resulting in one redundancy.

Otago patients offered MRI scans in Southland

Otago patients are being offered routine MRI scans in Invercargill because waiting lists are too long at Dunedin Hospital, a report to a Southern District Health Board committee says.

Stay safe by not driving

Stay safe by not driving

The safest car trip is the one never taken.

Button batteries a growing hazard

Button batteries a growing hazard

Button-size batteries pose a growing risk to children and the elderly which can be countered by a multi-country effort, government regulators at a world safety conference in Wellington say.