Eileen Goodwin

Grant's pay has reputation-risk component

Grant's pay has reputation-risk component

Officials were given permission to increase Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant's pay to compensate for the risk to her reputation from making unpopular decisions.

Intensive care unit lifeline

Intensive care unit lifeline

A proposal to upgrade Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit may be considered by the Ministry of Health's capital investment committee next month.

Flu vaccine extension announced

The flu season is quieter in the South than other regions, but its effects are starting to be felt keenly.

Hope for playcentre

A ''small influx'' of families to Outram Playcentre is probably just enough to stave off the possibility of closure, treasurer Rachel McNeill says.

Commissioner brings work ethic, cautious approach

Commissioner brings work ethic, cautious approach

Kathy Grant has stepped into the health arena to steer the financially troubled Southern District Health Board into a better position after its board was sacked because of the deficit. She spoke to health reporter Eileen Goodwin.

Defining deficit not easy: Grant

Defining deficit not easy: Grant

Pinning down the exact amount of Southern District Health Board's projected deficit - which could be as high as $42 million - is proving to be difficult because of a lack of resources in the organisation, commissioner Kathy Grant says.

Questions over new rental rules

Questions over new rental rules

New rental rules announced yesterday are better suited to Auckland's booming property market than Dunedin's ageing rental stock, a social sector leader warned last night.

Call for more help

Call for more help

An apparent rise in the number of suicides has prompted a call for improvements to southern mental health services.

Claim Bouwer's murdered wife had disease dismissed

Claim Bouwer's murdered wife had disease dismissed

The Dunedin doctor at the centre of the Colin Bouwer poisoning case has dismissed new claims aired in a television programme.

City gastroenterologist involved in worldwide Crohn's disease study

City gastroenterologist involved in worldwide Crohn's disease study

A Dunedin gastroenterologist is to lead the New Zealand component of a worldwide study into the causes of Crohn's disease.