Eileen Goodwin

More children living in poverty

More children living in poverty

A 17% rise in child poverty revealed in this year's child poverty report has perplexed child health researchers and is likely to reignite the income inequality debate.

Intensive care plan revealed

Intensive care plan revealed

The fifth floor of Dunedin Hospital's ward block will be transformed by an expanded and rebuilt intensive care unit and a new high-dependency unit, the project leaders say.

Ministers told of risk at hospital

Ministers told of risk at hospital

Government ministers were told an urgent maintenance fund was needed to avoid ‘‘critical service failures'' at Dunedin Hospital.

Curran parodies Coleman over scrapping SDHB poll

Despite voting with the Government to abolish next year's election at Southern District Health Board, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has taken a swipe at Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman over ‘‘erosion of democracy''.

Patients’ vision loss: ‘serious situation’

Patients’ vision loss: ‘serious situation’

Partial eyesight loss in some ophthalmology patients at Southland Hospital has been blamed on a lack of available appointments in a department "overwhelmed'' by patients.

Making it count for children

Making it count for children

Honour Thompson (18 months), held by her mother Maia Smith, of Dunedin, attended the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal presentation to Dunedin Hospital staff yesterday at Countdown Central in Dunedin.

Social enterprise so important — mayor

Social enterprise so important — mayor

Offers of help for the Syrian refugees arriving in Dunedin next year are the latest manifestation of people's willingness to help others, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said at last night's Kiwibank Local Hero Awards in Dunedin.

SDHB Bill passes first reading

SDHB Bill passes first reading

A bill cancelling the democratic election of Southern District Health Board members passed its first reading yesterday in Parliament.

El Nino something to sneeze at

El Nino something to sneeze at

It is a headache for drought-stricken farmers, but could El Nino also be causing misery for hay fever sufferers?

Successful appeal over loss of trainees

The Southern District Health Board has been successful in its appeal against the loss of orthopaedic trainees at Dunedin Hospital next year, but the decision is disputed by the body that withdrew them.