Eileen Goodwin

Termination notice stuns child centre parents

Termination notice stuns child centre parents

Parents have been in tears over a termination notice served last week to Dunedin Hospital Early Childhood Centre by the Southern District Health Board, chairwoman Rachael Lee says.

Secrets a family affair

Secrets a family affair

Research your family tree and you are virtually guaranteed to turn up a dark secret, Salt Lake City genealogist Judy Jones says.

Southland data shoring up Dunedin ED on list

Southland data shoring up Dunedin ED on list

Dunedin Hospital would be "dead last" in New Zealand for prompt emergency department treatment if it were not for Southland Hospital propping it up, intensive care clinical leader Mike Hunter told a health symposium in Dunedin yesterday.

Health systems debated

Health systems debated

It is "almost immoral" not to introduce safety improvement changes that potentially save lives, Dunedin Hospital internal medicine specialist Dr Andrew Bowers told a health systems symposium in Dunedin yesterday.

ED time target still elusive for Southern

ED time target still elusive for Southern

Southern District Health Board is second-to-last among DHBs for promptness of treatment in its emergency departments, the latest Government health targets show.

Health funds build during delay

Health funds build during delay

The Southern District Health Board has $110,000 unused primary healthcare funds because of a two-month delay signing the Southern Primary Health Organisation's plan.

O'Shea to act as health chief

Southern District Health Board deputy chief executive Lexie O'Shea will be acting chief executive until Brian Rousseau's replacement is appointed.

DHB plans workshop to clarify roles

DHB plans workshop to clarify roles

A "facilitated workshop" will clarify the roles of the DHB's board and management in response to criticism the two had become mixed up, a paper prepared for tomorrow's Southern District Health Board's hospitals' advisory committee says.

Council unable to police logging trucks

Council unable to police logging trucks

The Dunedin City Council does not have the resources to ensure logging trucks do not drive fully laden on Blueskin Rd without permission, Cr Andrew Noone says.

Criteria for funding of hospitals 'rough-cut'

Criteria for funding of hospitals 'rough-cut'

Population-based funding appears to deal unfairly to Southern District Health Board, University of Otago health policy specialist Associate Prof Robin Gauld says.