Eileen Goodwin

Health board's operational philosophy questioned

Health board's operational philosophy questioned

The Southern District Health Board may be ''blindly following'' now-discarded overseas trends of centralising specialist services, the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) has warned.

Question mark over posties

Question mark over posties

New Zealand Post is unable to say how many postal workers in Dunedin are likely to lose their jobs once the mail delivery service is cut.

Mental health boss 'excited'

Mental health boss 'excited'

The new head of mental health at the Southern District Health Board says he has always felt at home in Dunedin, as it reminds him of his home state in the United States.

Telemedicine risks 'need to be discussed'

Telemedicine risks 'need to be discussed'

The potential risks of medical consultations provided to rural patients using technology links should be spelled out and discussed with the public, Medical Council chairman Andrew Connolly says.

Butter not better: Mann

Despite what many people think, evidence of the ''badness'' of saturated fat is as strong as ever, University of Otago nutrition authority Jim Mann says.

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

A reunion marking 46 years of a Taieri spinning and weaving group was a chance to thank members who were no longer able to attend, secretary Sarah Gamble said.

Funding reprieve

A ''huge weight'' has lifted from Carers' Society Otago in the form of a six-month funding reprieve, but its long-term future is uncertain.

Swift denial of hospital 'downgrade'

Swift denial of hospital 'downgrade'

The Southern District Health Board has moved swiftly to allay fears of a downgrade of Dunedin Hospital after more than 10,000 people joined a social media campaign in just over three days.

Hospital kitchens information out next week

Information to back a claim of a significant cost saving from the planned privatisation of southern hospital kitchens will be released next week.

Treaty perceptions subject of talk

Treaty perceptions subject of talk

People tend to view the Treaty of Waitangi as a legal document, but its original intent was political control and colonisation, senior lecturer Dr Lachy Paterson said in a talk in Dunedin yesterday.