Eileen Goodwin

Board 'inconsistent' over physio pools

Board 'inconsistent' over physio pools

The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board is defending the cost of its physio pool in Invercargill, when it says it cannot afford to keep Dunedin's physio pool open.

Health industrial action talks bid

Mediation starts tomorrow in Wellington in a bid to avert the biggest industrial action in health in a decade.

Extra hospice funding welcomed

A National Party promise to boost hospice funding will make a significant difference to Otago Community Hospice, taking some pressure off its annual fundraising effort, chief executive Ginny Green says.

Not enough nurses: MP

Not enough nurses: MP

Nurse-to-patient ratios in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department are being stretched to as many as one to 10, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Study challenges hand-sanitiser use

Study challenges hand-sanitiser use

The use of hand-sanitisers in classrooms did not reduce school sick leave in children, Dunedin-led research published in an academic journal found.

Dunedin Nth voter enrolments lagging

Dunedin Nth voter enrolments lagging

Just over 78% of Dunedin North electors have so far enrolled to vote in next month's election.

Scaffolding rises at Dunedin Hospital

Scaffolding rises at Dunedin Hospital

Scaffolding has started to go up on Dunedin Hospital's clinical services building, which is being repaired to stop leaks.

Helping over-65s questioned

Helping over-65s questioned

A Dunedin poverty campaigner is ''slightly puzzled'' by Labour's promise of free GP visits for older people, which she says will increasingly benefit the ''selfish generation'' of baby boomers.

Gay marriage forum year on

Gay marriage forum year on

Church representatives were questioned about gay rights at a forum in Dunedin last night marking a year this month since marriage equality law passed.

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Shortage of medical specialists predicted

Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.