Eileen Goodwin

Impeach Blair, Otago academic says

Impeach Blair, Otago academic says

The British Parliament ought to impeach Tony Blair to ensure the former prime minister never holds public office again, the University of Otago's Kevin Clements says.

December 2019 start for hospital

December 2019 start for hospital

A tentative construction start of December 2019 for the Dunedin Hospital redevelopment has been revealed in new documents released by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman under the Official Information Act.

Loss of radiology staff `serious issue'

Loss of radiology staff `serious issue'

Four Dunedin Hospital radiologists have resigned this year, partly as a consequence of what has been described as a "petty and pious'' attitude from senior management.

Date set for start on new ICU

Construction of the new Dunedin Hospital intensive care unit will start in August, after a delay of more than a year, it has been confirmed.

Suicides in the South rise by four

There were 44 suspected or actual suicide deaths in the Southern District Health Board area in the 12 months ending May 31, new figures show.

Screening in South needed 'mighty quick'

Screening in South needed 'mighty quick'

New figures revealing a particularly high incidence of bowel cancer in people aged 60 to 69 in the South highlight the urgent need for the screening programme, a campaigner says.

Hospital food debate analysed

Hospital food debate analysed

The Dunedin Hospital food debacle was fodder for the Otago Polytechnic Food Design Conference yesterday.

Cancer link with alcohol recognised

Cancer link with alcohol recognised

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has turned down fundraising events that are too focused on alcohol, chief executive Evangelia Henderson says.

Public asked to focus on `long-term vision'

Public asked to focus on `long-term vision'

The head of the group overseeing the Dunedin Hospital rebuild is confident the project is not alienating the Dunedin community, and has appealed for people to consider the "greater good''.

Postbox campaigner left in tears

Postbox campaigner left in tears

An 85-year-old Dunedin woman who gathered hundreds of signatures to save her local postbox was in tears after a New Zealand Post manager visited her home to tell her it was closing.