Eileen Goodwin

Removal of postboxes 'ignoring needs of elderly'

Removal of postboxes 'ignoring needs of elderly'

The needs of older people are being ignored by New Zealand Post officials sitting in "ivory towers'' who are removing postboxes in Dunedin, a Brockville resident says.

SDHB’s consulting bill queried

SDHB’s consulting bill queried

A health union is questioning a bill of more than $978,000 the Southern District Health Board has run up with an Auckland consulting firm.

$7000pw fees and expenses

$7000pw fees and expenses

The commissioner regime is costing the Southern District Health Board more than $7000 in fees and expenses every week, an Official Information Act request shows.

Swann employed on $2m project

Swann employed on $2m project

Convicted fraudster Michael Swann's "comprehensive skill set'' has been put to use managing a $2 million project in Christchurch.

Memorial bid for hospital fire victims

Memorial bid for hospital fire victims

The 37 women who perished in the Seacliff Mental Hospital fire should be remembered for who they were, not just for the fire that killed them, relatives of two of the victims say.

Partnership for rebuild suggested

Partnership for rebuild suggested

A controversial public private partnership (PPP) will be considered for the Dunedin Hospital redevelopment, documents shows.

Rudeness features in SDHB surveys

More than half of staff who responded to a survey at Southern District Health Board report that colleagues are "often'' rude to each other.

Tidying makes hospital a safer place

Tidying makes hospital a safer place

Tidying up wards and re-organising storerooms at Dunedin Hospital makes patients safer and frees up staff, project leaders say.

Organ donation attitude cited

An "individualist new-right'' attitude that holds sway in New Zealand is holding back organ donation rates, a University of Otago biomedical ethics authority says.

Recommendation over pay may just be 'delay'

Recommendation over pay may just be 'delay'

A recommendation for a new bargaining process to settle gender equity pay claims might just be another stalling tactic to delay paying caregivers and other workers a fair wage, a University of Otago employment law expert says.