Eileen Goodwin

Cancer specialist leaving ‘great job’

Cancer specialist leaving ‘great job’

When he started his specialist career, medical oncology was new and New Zealand had faster access to cancer drugs than Australia. Southern District Health Board medical oncologist Dr David Perez spoke to health report Eileen Goodwin ahead of his retirement.

Review helps SDHB a little

Review helps SDHB a little

A review of the health funding model has revealed what many long suspected - the Southern District Health Board is not receiving its fair share of health dollars.

CDHB praises Millar’s record

The chief executive of Canterbury District Health Board has paid tribute to its departing chief medical officer who is taking on a new challenge in the South.

Doubling of DHB staff on $400,000+

Doubling of DHB staff on $400,000+

The number of Southern District Health Board staff earning over $400,000 more than doubled in the last financial year, the board's annual report shows.

Health board launches culture change drive

Health board launches culture change drive

An image of a robot sporting a stethoscope greeted Southern District Health Board staff yesterday morning in a new campaign to boost morale.

Loss of SDHB democratic process a concern

Loss of SDHB democratic process a concern

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman initially told Cabinet colleagues four and a-half years was too long to be without a democratically elected health board in the South.

New chief medical officer appointed

Canterbury District Health Board's chief medical officer has been appointed to the top medical role at the beleaguered Southern District Health Board.

Job losses in hospital kitchen confirmed

Job losses in hospital kitchen confirmed

Seven redundancies have been confirmed in the Dunedin Hospital kitchen as part of its outsourcing to a multinational company.

Hospital asbestos cost $380,000

Hospital asbestos cost $380,000

The Dunedin Hospital asbestos scare cost more than $380,000 just for the initial response, as asbestos surveys released by the Southern District Health Board under the Official Information Act give a sense of the problem's scale.

Families struggle though parents work: Mission

Families struggle though parents work: Mission

The surprise rise in child poverty revealed this week is because fewer people now benefit from economic growth, and it is hurting families in which both parents work, Methodist Mission chief executive Laura Black says.