Eileen Goodwin

Restructure proposal causes some concern

Restructure proposal causes some concern

Merging clinical departments at Southern District Health Board "smacks of a takeover of Otago by Southland", a submitter on the proposal told the board.

Driller had planned to retire

The Dunedin man killed while clearing a slip in Fiordland on Friday planned to retire at the end of next year after a long and varied career in infrastructure works.

Seacliff, Cherry Farm reunion today

Staff of the former Seacliff and Cherry Farm psychiatric institutions are gathering today to mark anniversaries this year of them closing.

Three-week waiting time for urgent CT scans

Three-week waiting time for urgent CT scans

Patients are waiting three weeks for "urgent" computerised tomography (CT) scans at Dunedin Hospital - a week more than the target of two weeks.

Video: Tuatara are back after 100 years

Video: Tuatara are back after 100 years

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, in Dunedin, is now home to 44 wild tuatara.

Fake students unlikely - dean

Fake students unlikely - dean

The Dunedin School of Medicine reviewed its student identification processes yesterday, following the "alarming" revelation of a fake medical student in Auckland, University of Otago Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Peter Crampton said.

Sprinklers tested near protesters

Sprinklers tested near protesters

A year after Occupy Dunedin took over the heart of the city, they were back yesterday to re-occupy the Octagon - for a while anyway.

Care efforts unsustainable: report

Care efforts unsustainable: report

Good patient care is being achieved through the "largely invisible" and unsustainable efforts of staff, a report about Southern District Health Board work practices says.

Suicide reporting of concern to Dunne

"Case-by-case expose" stories about suicide were not the intention of new guidelines loosening restrictions around its reporting, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says.

Replacement's salary less generous

Replacement's salary less generous

Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly was paid between $120,000 and $129,999 in her first four months in the job.