Eileen Goodwin

Immigration NZ city office closing

Immigration NZ city office closing

Immigration New Zealand's Dunedin office is closing, almost two years after the decision was first announced.

Loss of training right a blow for hospital

Loss of training right a blow for hospital

Losing the right to train intensive care unit specialists in Dunedin Hospital is an ''unpleasant surprise'' that will affect staff recruitment, Southern District Health Board's medical director of surgery says.

'Brutal' cuts will hit SDHB hardest: doctors

'Brutal' cuts will hit SDHB hardest: doctors

The South will be hit especially hard by potential health cuts revealed in a leaked Cabinet committee paper, the senior doctors' union warns.

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

Top-paid staff nearly all clinical

The Southern District Health Board has released figures showing just three of its 116 staff earning a top salary are non-clinical.

Costing details withheld

The Auckland-based entity driving the privatisation of southern hospital kitchens refuses to release information about purported savings, citing commercial sensitivity.

Nurse missing contact

Nurse missing contact

After 26 years as a district nurse in Strath Taieri, Pauline Carruthers says she has missed contact with patients in their own homes since leaving the position.

Kitchen jobs may be lost - board

Kitchen jobs may be lost  - board

Job losses are possible if southern hospital kitchens are privatised, the Southern District Health Board says.

Fears Saddle Hill collapse possible

Fears Saddle Hill collapse possible

The Dunedin City Council has been asked to apply for an urgent stop work order amid concerns quarrying of the lower hump of Saddle Hill could cause it to collapse.

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

62-day window to treat cancer part of target set for boards

The South will not be left behind by a new cancer treatment target, but there will be challenges in some areas, medical oncology clinical leader Dr Blair McLaren says.

SDHB backs privatised kitchens

SDHB backs privatised kitchens

Hospital kitchens in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill will be privatised, provided the benefits stack up, the Southern District Health Board announced yesterday.