Eileen Goodwin

Planning group approval near

The group that will plan the rebuild of the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital is in the final stages of approval, it has been confirmed.

Board may be sacked

Board may be sacked

The Southern District Health Board may be given its marching orders and a commissioner installed to sort out its problems.

Stand set to take over RA services

A children's welfare organisation with links to Central Otago has emerged as the main provider to take over from Relationships Aotearoa.

Commissioner considered for SDHB

Commissioner considered for SDHB

The Health Minister is considering installing a commissioner to sort out the financially-troubled Southern District Health Board.

Outsourcing costs accounting anomaly

Outsourcing costs accounting anomaly

The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board has been billed for its share of the kitchen outsourcing ''business case'' - $275,000 - but is not sure where to put the bill in its accounts.

Dementia unit closed for repairs

The dementia unit at Radius Fulton in Hillside Rd will be closed until further notice because of flood damage, Radius Care managing director Brien Cree says.

Don't blame climate change for city deluge, weather experts say

The flooding in Dunedin on Wednesday was not caused by climate change, a University of Otago climatologist says.

Instant response from Minister

Instant response from Minister

When Russell Garbutt moved a motion of no confidence in Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman at a crowded public meeting, he did not expect the minister to pick up the phone and call.

DHB pep talk over cuts distress

DHB pep talk over cuts distress

Inspirational figures, including Winston Churchill, were invoked in a motivational-style talk to Southern District Health Board members yesterday as they grapple with community distress over health cuts.

Medical physicists at six boards now taking action in pursuit of pay rise

Medical physicists are continuing their industrial action in Dunedin, while a union representative says the ''phone seems off the hook in DHB world''.