Eileen Goodwin

At odds over changes to hospital meal plan

At odds over changes to hospital meal plan

District health boards have no control over plans to give their patients ''cheaper, fattier mince'', because that is what the Minister of Health presumably wants, Southern DHB member Richard Thomson says.

Chorus a no-show at Outram internet meeting

Chorus a no-show at Outram internet meeting

Telecommunication infrastructure provider Chorus declined to attend a public meeting held in Outram last night to discuss the area's slow internet connection speed.

Steampunk a winner for designer

Steampunk a winner for designer

Dunedin designer Simone Montgomery won the supreme award at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, but will be keeping her day job as a nurses' union organiser.

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Small-spending stalwart Cr Hilary Calvert has emerged an unlikely champion of the Dunedin City Council stepping in to save the city's physio pool.

You use it, you pay

You use it, you pay

Dunedin physio pool users will have to pay the cost if they want to keep the pool open.

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

Nearly a month after he went public complaining about a lack of help at home following a heart attack, life has improved for Cliff Rodger.

Boost for kidney transplants

Anything that enables more kidney transplants is a good thing, Southern District Health Board nephrologist Dr John Schollum says.

Clark critical of scheme

GP referral scheme in southern emergency departments is designed to skew ED waiting times to make Government health statistics look better, Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark says.

Physio pool to be closed

Physio pool to be closed

Dismayed pool users are vowing to fight the closure of Dunedin's physio pool.

Book helps to turn next page

Book helps to turn next page

In the 12 years since her partner's death, it has become easier to talk about suicide, Mosgiel woman Nikki Cockburn says.