Eileen Goodwin

NZ just a 'minnow' in controversial TPP deal

NZ just a 'minnow' in controversial TPP deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase the power of global corporations, and be a bit like the SkyCity convention centre deal on ''super steroids'', Prof Jane Kelsey told an audience in Dunedin yesterday.

SDHB patient details mistakenly emailed

Southern District Health Board staff have been reminded to take more care after the details of 60 surgical patients were mistakenly emailed to someone.

'Quit smoking' query

A big drop in the number of southern patients asked about smoking by their GP is being investigated, WellSouth Primary Health Network says.

Date for new hospital 'slipping'

Date for new hospital 'slipping'

The Government's time frame for a new clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital appears to have slipped.

No takers for job, MP says

No takers for job, MP says

No-one seems to want the ''hospital pass'' of being chairman of the beleaguered Southern District Health Board, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Call to use UN seat to seek resolution

Call to use UN seat to seek resolution

New Zealand must use its position on the United Nations Security Council to push for resolution of long-standing grievances in the Middle East, because a military response by itself will not win the ''battle of ideas'', a University of Otago international relations specialist says.

ISIS rehab centre considers name change

ISIS rehab centre considers name change

The ISIS Centre at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin may be renamed because of the unwelcome reminder of its terrorist namesake.

Talks over redirecting patients

Talks over redirecting patients

Some South Island cardiothoracic patients seem likely to be redirected to other hospitals to give Dunedin more patients.

Future of vulnerable specialties unclear

Future of vulnerable specialties unclear A controversial health plan says some specialties at Dunedin Hospital are struggling and may need to be combined with those of other health boards.

Patient responses compare favourably

Early results of new hospital surveys suggest New Zealand patients are a little happier than their British counterparts.