Eileen Goodwin

Carers' Society to lose some funding

Carers' Society to lose some funding

Carers' Society Otago is to lose a substantial chunk of its funding in a Ministry of Health shake-up.

Health minister's approach slammed

Health minister's approach slammed

A senior Dunedin medical figure has taken issue with new health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman's ''condescending'' approach towards doctors at the Southern District Health Board.

Care staff action over pay

Care staff action over pay

Anglican Family Care Centre staff are taking industrial action because of a pay dispute.

Anaesthesia Day marked with demo

Anaesthesia Day marked with demo

In some ways, anaesthetists are victims of their own success, Dunedin Hospital anaesthetist Dr Andrew Smith says.

Catching their breath

Catching their breath

Inspector Mel Aitken, of Dunedin police, opens Asthma Otago's marathon event at the Fraser Building at Dunedin Hospital yesterday with organiser and participant Murray Moore alongside.

Safety achievement celebrated

Safety achievement celebrated

Managers and staff at Dunedin Hospital celebrated with cake yesterday because the intensive care unit had achieved 1000 days without a central line associated bacteraemia (Clab).

South may lose services, union says

South may lose services, union says

The senior doctors' union has warned the South may lose services to Christchurch, and says the Southern District Health Board is abrogating responsibility for its patients.

Many changes over 36 years

Many changes over 36 years

Mosgiel GP Richard Muir (65) has retired after 36 years of treating local patients.

Specialist hospital services 'not viable'

Specialist hospital services 'not viable'

Some specialist services at Dunedin Hospital may not be viable as stand-alone services because they do not have a sufficient population base to support them, a health plan out for consultation today says.

Parker joins Labour race

Parker joins Labour race

New Labour leader contender David Parker is promising a gentler, kinder type of politics if he wins the top job.