Eileen Goodwin

Southern health managers criticised

Southern health managers criticised

Otago and Southland ranked poorly in a clinical leadership survey partly because of Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau's "propensity to get fixations on particular issues", Association of Salaried Medical Specialists executive director Ian Powell says.

ED seen as onerous hurdle to well-performing hospital

The bottleneck at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department must be fixed but the hospital's other wards and services are "wonderful", a Grey Power member told representatives from Dunedin Hospital at a special meeting yesterday.

Conditions on visit upset supporters of caged-hen welfare

Two animal welfare advocates are to visit Waikouaiti's Mainland Poultry tomorrow as the egg industry tries to allay concern bigger cages for battery hens are still cruel.

Ryall approves board's purchase of linear accelerator

Ryall approves board's purchase of linear accelerator

Health Minister Tony Ryall has given approval for the Southern District Health Board to buy a new multimillion-dollar linear accelerator for Dunedin Hospital.

Cage man only egged on by mischief-makers

Cage man only egged on by mischief-makers

Cage dweller Carl Scott is in good spirits, despite having eggs hurled at him a couple of times.

Identifying with the women

Identifying with the women

Amnesty International Otago University Club member Aakash Chhibber donned Pacific Island women's dress yesterday to highlight a petition calling for action to protect women in the Pacific Islands from violence.

RWC waka support heartens Sharples

RWC waka support heartens Sharples

Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says the controversial Rugby World Cup waka he is backing has support in Dunedin.

Studying medical tourism tircky

Wildly varying estimates of how many people undergo "medical tourism" makes it difficult to study, Dr Neil Lunt, of York University, told an audience in Dunedin this week.

Cook Islands exchange welcome

Cook Islands exchange welcome

A Rarotonga Hospital nurse's visit to Dunedin's Mercy Hospital may be the first of many exchanges between the two, Mercy Hospital anaesthetist Dr John Hyndman says.

New name and focus for rest-home

Leith House and Rest Home is no more, as its new owners have given the rest-home a new name, and a plan to introduce hospital-level care.