Eileen Goodwin

No 'slash and burn' for deputy Thomson

No 'slash and burn' for deputy Thomson

Richard Thomson says he would not have accepted the role of deputy commissioner if the Government planned to ''slash and burn'' health in the South.

Delivery audit: five working days

A Dunedin Hospital audit of mail delivery times showed some letters took five business days to reach outlying areas.

Courthouse explanation redacted

Courthouse explanation redacted

The Ministry of Justice has released ministerial briefing documents about the Dunedin courthouse in lower Stuart St, but has blanked out parts that might explain why earthquake strengthening has been delayed.

Users engage to help fundraise

Users engage to help fundraise

The effort to save the physio pool has brought swimmers together, fundraising volunteer Ingrid O'Connell says.

ENT dept expects to keep trainee numbers

Dunedin Hospital's ear, nose and throat department expects to retain its full complement of trainee specialists, allaying fears its training accreditation could be downgraded by the professional college that had it on ''probation''.

Health board: Tough calls defended, more cuts tipped

Health board: Tough calls defended, more cuts tipped

People are ''dreaming'' if they think installing a commissioner would mean an end to health cuts, departing Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Compass seeks legal advice on releasing meal cost information

The Compass Group is consulting lawyers over whether to release price per meal information requested under the Official Information Act.

Funding fix could cut health deficits

Fixing the population-based funding formula could remove up to a third of the Southern District Health Board's deficit, chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Call for local with 'mana'

Call for local with 'mana'

Embattled Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly says if the board is replaced with a commissioner, they must be a local with experience and mana. Whatever happens, she would like to keep her job.

Quick decision needed - Sijnja

Quick decision needed - Sijnja

A Southern District Health Board member says the board is in ''suspension'' and its fate should be decided quickly.