Eileen Goodwin

Maternity infections not all same bacteria

Infection control was tightened at Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin Hospital after eight women contracted ‘‘significant'' infections.

Concerns over cost of adding fluoride

Concerns over cost of adding fluoride

Adding fluoride to water supplies would be costly for rural communities, and Southland does not have a functioning health board to make the decision, Southland Mayor Gary Tong says.

Hospital meals: Minister 'has to man up'

Hospital meals: Minister 'has to man up'

A Dunedin woman whose son provided her with meals during a stay in Dunedin Hospital is calling on the Health Minister to change his attitude.

Positive start to year — Hayne

The University of Otago is reporting a modest increase in first-year and international student numbers, but total domestic enrolments have dropped.

Superbug possibly transmitted in rest-home

One of the five Dunedin Hospital patients who contracted a superbug may have picked it up in a rest-home, the Southern District Health Board has confirmed.

High early uptake of flu vaccine

High early uptake of flu vaccine

Early uptake of the influenza vaccine appears to be high in the South this year.

Tens of thousands await surgery in South

Tens of thousands await surgery in South

About 40,000 people in the Southern District Health Board area may require elective surgery, a survey released yesterday suggests.

Lack of cafe custom costs job

Lack of cafe custom costs job

The Compass Group has made a food manager redundant in Dunedin because of a lack of custom at hospital staff cafes.

'Clearly' issue with hospital food

'Clearly' issue with hospital food

The Southern District Health Board is ‘‘absolutely'' holding the Compass Group to account over the standard of Dunedin Hospital meals, but specific details and clauses in the 15-year contract with the multinational remain obscure.

Hospital 'shock' as super bug discovered

Hospital 'shock' as super bug discovered

Five Dunedin Hospital patients have screened positive for an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a reminder of the importance of infection control, chief medical officer Dr Nigel Millar says.