Eileen Goodwin

Waitati trains cancelled

Waitati trains cancelled

The Dunedin City Council has cancelled the next two Rugby World Cup trains from Waitati to Dunedin because of low ticket sales.

Support for tremor sufferers

Support for tremor sufferers

Dunedin woman Debbie Williams says people with Essential tremor often withdraw from life because they are ashamed.

Concern at new blood-thinning drug

Doctors appear not to have been adequately advised on how to prescribe a blood-thinning drug which has attracted attention for possible safety issues, Prof Stephen Duffull, of the University of Otago's School of Pharmacy, says.

Positive reaction to health products Bill

A South Dunedin health products manufacturer is relieved proposed regulation of the sector seems not as draconian as feared.

Pharmacists run out of patches

Pharmacists run out of patches

Nationwide supply problems with high strength nicotine patches has caused a headache for some Dunedin pharmacies.

Stroke victim gives advice

Stroke victim gives advice

Dunedin's former "pen man" John Griffiths does not regret his hard work raising money for charity, but wishes he had taken life a bit more gently.

PHO requests more money

The Southern Primary Health Organisation wants more money from the Southern District Health Board.

University donates defibrillators

University donates defibrillators

A grateful Dunedin Management Venues Ltd chief executive David Davies (left) checks two donated external defibrillators (AED) as Dunedin cardiologist Associate Prof Gerard Wilkins explains how they work.

$1200 farewell gift for Rousseau

$1200 farewell gift for Rousseau

Departing Southern District Health Board chief Brian Rousseau was presented with a $1200 watercolour painting as a gift at a farewell dinner in Queenstown last week.

RANZCP appointment first

Dunedin mental health services advocate Jim Crowe has been appointed to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' general council, its first community representative.