Eileen Goodwin

Compass perplexed by food gripes

Compass perplexed by food gripes

Changes at Dunedin Hospital's staff cafe do not warrant the level of dissatisfaction evident in a new doctors' survey, the Compass Group says.

Hospital asbestos clean-up cheaper

Hospital asbestos clean-up cheaper

The Dunedin Hospital asbestos clean-up has now cost more than $1.3 million, it has been confirmed.

Company has no taste for cook-off

Company has no taste for cook-off

The Compass Group has turned down a challenge from hospital food campaigners to take part in a cooking contest.

Compass finances no issue: accountant

Compass finances no issue: accountant

New Zealand multinational Fonterra will be using exactly the same financial structures as the Compass Group, and they are completely legitimate, Dunedin chartered accountant Chris Worth says.

Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

People do not go to hospital to eat, they go there to be treated, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said during a debate in Parliament about scrapping this year's election at the Southern District Health Board.

Life-line for some with melanoma

Some Dunedin melanoma patients died after they could not access a life-extending cancer drug that looks set to be funded in a couple of months, Dunedin oncologist Chris Jackson says.

Hepatitis C drug funding could happen from July

A Pharmac proposal to fund hepatitis C drugs has created a stir among sufferers, but not everyone will be covered, Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago co-ordinator Allison Beck says.

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

SDHB apologises over sterilisation

The Southern District Health Board has apologised for getting its facts wrong in a public statement about sterilisation practices at Dunedin Hospital.

Two claims settled, more in the pipeline

Two claims have been settled with the Ministry of Social Development in relation to Edward Anand's offending and more are in progress, the ministry said in a statement.

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

Curran calls Compass’ tax arrangement amoral

The Compass Group is under fire for not paying enough tax in this country, but Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's a matter for the company.