Eileen Goodwin

Clear guide to women's medicine

Clear guide to women's medicine

A new book on medicines for women is aimed at the ''intelligent lay person'' as well as health professionals, its editor, Mira Harrison-Woolrych, says.

Call for more patient-centred care

Call for more patient-centred care

Dunedin organisation BPAC NZ is adapting English medical guidelines for New Zealand. Prof David Haslam, of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, visited Dunedin this week. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin attended his talk.

Call for overhaul of respite care after court victory

Call for overhaul of respite care after court victory

A legal win for respite carers should prompt an overhaul of the entire system, Carers' Society Otago manager Susan Easterbrook says.

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Unions have succeeded in securing a one-month delay in the decision on whether to outsource southern hospital kitchens.

Dilemma of when to rebuild ICU

Dilemma of when to rebuild ICU

A dilemma faces the Southern District Health Board as it decides whether to fully redevelop its Dunedin intensive care unit (ICU) now, or wait until the $200 million rebuild.

Hospital rebuild group formation pleases MP

The Ministry of Health is forming a group, to include The Treasury, which will plan the rebuild of the Dunedin Hospital clinical services building.

New health centre possible

New health centre possible

A new health centre may be built in Mosgiel, but the plan is in its ''embryo'' phase, subdivision developer Syd Brown says.

Curran: what about CEOs?

Curran: what about CEOs?

The MP pay rise backtracking is a start, but chief executive pay should also be in the Government's sights, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran says.

Ambulance bought with bequest

Ambulance bought with bequest

A bequest has enabled St John to buy a new $200,000 ambulance to service the Taieri area.

Flu vaccine expected to work better in NZ

The flu vaccine is expected to be far more effective in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere, where, in England, it has achieved a success rate of just 3%.