Eileen Goodwin

Banks' fall scuppers employment law

Banks' fall scuppers employment law

Disgraced Act MP John Banks is an unlikely ''working class hero'' for leaving the Government without the numbers to pass controversial employment law, senior doctors' union executive director Ian Powell says.

Programme's sudden closure met with ire

Programme's sudden closure met with ire

A Dunedin holiday programme for autistic and other special needs children is being axed and a Dunedin mother is furious the provider gave just four weeks' notice.

Dancer stretching her wings overseas

Dancer stretching her wings overseas

Promising young Mosgiel dancer Rebecca Murray is about to take a bold step.

Clinical services block repairs start

Noise control, winter weather, and not spending too much on an old building are among challenges in the patch-up of Dunedin Hospital's leaking clinical services building.

No reason given for hospital food delay

The Government-established entity tasked with awarding New Zealand hospital food contracts to a sole provider is refusing to say why progress appears to be lacking.

Single-digit mistake causes massive IT crash

Single-digit mistake causes massive IT crash

A single incorrect digit entered into a computer system caused the massive IT crash in southern hospitals in February, a report from the Southern District Health Board says.

Kitchen staff demand answers from SDHB

Kitchen staff demand answers from SDHB

Fourteen months after a controversial plan was revealed, southern hospital kitchen staff have demanded answers about their jobs at a Southern District Health Board meeting in Dunedin.

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.

Researchers slam medical journal

Researchers slam medical journal

University of Otago researchers have told BMJ (formerly called the British Medical Journal) to be more transparent after it highlighted a glowing report about the Canterbury District Health Board without disclosing who paid for it.

Up to $1.75m to fix leaks

Up to $1.75m to fix leaks

Southern District Health Board members will consider a request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in Dunedin tomorrow.