Eileen Goodwin

Response to lost mammograms 'perturbs'

A women's health consumer group says the loss of more than 3800 mammograms is more serious than the Southern District Health Board has acknowledged.

Regime still untried

A new work testing regime has started for ill and disabled people, but no-one has been referred in its first couple of weeks.

Friendly word of advice at town library

Friendly word of advice at town library

Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin is setting up an outreach service in Mosgiel.

Few take up free vaccination offer

Just 13% of pregnant women have accepted the offer of a free whooping cough vaccine, figures released by the Ministry of Health show.

Labour pushes cancer screening

Labour will release policy next month on a move to expand a bowel cancer screening pilot, the party's health spokeswoman Annette King confirmed yesterday.

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Patient harm concerns denied by SDHB

Details have emerged from a nurses' meeting about concerns a lack of staff in Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (Nicu) could be harming patients.

Assurances on IT update

An urgent update to computer systems was not deferred last year by the Southern District Health Board, chief executive Carole Heatly assured board members at their meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

Questions over nursing levels

Questions over nursing levels

Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a Southern District Health Board member.

Nurses to release evidence of crisis

Nurses to release evidence of crisis

The nurses' union will take a ''strategic approach'' to releasing information about conditions in Dunedin and Wakari hospitals in its attempts to persuade the health board to hire more staff.

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

The chairmen of two southern health entities locked in a multimillion-dollar dispute are talking in a fresh attempt to resolve the wrangle.