Eileen Goodwin

Fertility Associates a possible tenderer

It is difficult for a health board to provide its own fertility service, given the challenge of keeping pace with technology, Fertility Associates chief executive Alex Price says.

Culture change arrives

Dunedin health staff are starting the culture change Invercargill went through several years ago, Southern District Health Board deputy chairman Paul Menzies says.

Thomson unaware of board direction

A Southern District Health Board member says he does not know what the organisation is up to in key areas, which would be unacceptable in the commercial sector.

Royal warm welcome

Royal warm welcome

Dorothy Andrews, of Mosgiel, works on the woollen shawl she plans to send to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the royal baby, due this month.

Delay with HDC report disappoints

An investigation into whether a group of Dunedin Hospital mental health patients was unwittingly involved in an experiment casts a shadow over those awaiting the outcome, an advocate says.

Board will not release draft report on Dunedin surgery cost-cutting

The Southern District Health Board has refused to release draft reports written by a senior Wellington health official who was seconded to its surgical service last October.

Hospital catheter procedure faulted

Hospital safety markers released last week reveal Dunedin did not meet a key measure designed to reduce bloodstream infections.

Dunedin band 'blown away' by win

Dunedin band 'blown away' by win

Dunedin band The Fu King won the national final of Battle of the Bands in Auckland at the weekend.

Hospital upgrade progress slammed

Hospital upgrade progress slammed

Health executives have occupied at least five different well-appointed suites during the 18 years they have stalled on upgrading Dunedin's gastroenterology facility, a highly critical report released this week says.

Court case seen as part of wages campaign

Court case seen as part of wages campaign

A court case arguing carers' pay rates discriminate against women is part of a co-ordinated litigation strategy to lift workers' low wages, University of Otago public law specialist Prof Andrew Geddis says.