Eileen Goodwin

School health programmes review

School health programmes review

School health programmes for disadvantaged young people are under review.

Arthritis NZ downgrading Otago presence

Arthritis New Zealand is downgrading its Otago branch office in Dunedin as part of a national restructuring to save $1.5 million a year.

New award for scholar after child sleep study

New award for scholar after child sleep study

Child health researcher Prof Barry Taylor's contribution to University of Otago research was recognised in Dunedin this week.

Monumental maintenance

Monumental maintenance

Rory Webster, of E. C. Shaw Plumbers, cleans around the Queens Gardens cenotaph in Dunedin with a water-blaster yesterday.

Lecturer supports homeopathy

A former GP-homeopath who lectures at the Dunedin School of Medicine says Western medicine does not understand homeopathy, but that should not mean it is written off.

Losing parking, gaining cycleway

Losing parking, gaining cycleway

Up to nine free car parks will be sacrificed on Anzac Ave for 650m of cycle lanes, providing the "missing link" in the Otago Harbour cycleway, Dunedin City Council roading projects engineer Evan Matheson announced yesterday.

Meals on Wheels price rise prompts warning

Meals on Wheels price rise prompts warning

The cost of a hot meal delivered at lunchtime is about to go up for many elderly people receiving Meals on Wheels in Otago and Southland.

Call for ministry to lead in checking pregnant women

Call for ministry to lead in checking pregnant women

Height and weight checks on pregnant women should be standardised by the Ministry of Health to cut the risk of complications, a Southern District Health Board obstetrician/gynaecologist says.

Caged-hen pilot scheme gets thumbs down

Caged-hen pilot scheme gets thumbs down

Conditions in a pilot scheme touted as the egg industry's future are not much better than standard battery hen cages, animal welfare advocates say.

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.