Eileen Goodwin

Release refused

The Southern District Health Board has refused to release a document outlining a restructuring it shelved after having second thoughts.

Health board publishes CEO's half-year expenses

Health board publishes CEO's half-year expenses

Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly spent nearly $16,000 on travel, accommodation, and meals in the first half of this year.

Senior doctors oppose Bill

The senior doctors' union is opposing proposed labour law changes it fears could create a more fractious industrial relations environment.

Review of Dunedin gastroenterology unit

Review of Dunedin gastroenterology unit

The Ministry of Health is reviewing a report arguing Dunedin's gastroenterology facility must be urgently upgraded.

Health changes tip scales for GP

The changing relationship between hospitals and general practice helped convince Branko Sijnja to stand again for Southern District Health Board election.

Alcohol poisoning rates rise 10% yearly for 5 years

Alcohol poisoning rates rise 10% yearly for 5 years

Alcohol poisoning rates in the South have risen an average of 10% annually for the past five years, a new Southern District Health Board alcohol report says.

ED triage figures open to analysis

ED triage figures open to analysis

Southern emergency department data shows some patients are less likely to be seen by a doctor on time than those with less need.

Court ruling clears air over mental health smoking ban

Court ruling clears air over mental health smoking ban

A High Court decision clears the last hurdle to banning smoking in mental health wards, and a Southern Dstrict Health Board member is wrong to suggest otherwise, mental health consultant Graham Roper says.

Influenza impact down on last year

Flu-like illness is less than half as prevalent as it was this time last year, and the Southern region is even lower than the average.

English hospice care finding studied

English hospice care finding studied

A care pathway for dying patients to be phased out in England is widely used in New Zealand.