Eileen Goodwin

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.

Offers of help pour in after flat fire

Offers of help pour in after flat fire

A victim of arson in Dunedin's student quarter has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community after he lost his possessions in the fire.

Scene set for tough health-contract negotiations

The financially troubled Southern District Health Board is putting the squeeze on contracted providers to reduce costs.

SDHB's move 'unhelpful'

SDHB's move 'unhelpful'

The Southern District Health Board should have been more upfront with the public about the cost of privatising the hospital kitchens, board member Richard Thomson says.

Allanton, Momona up to speed

Residents in Allanton and Momona can now access faster internet speeds thanks to the rural broadband initiative.

Kitchen change will have cost

Privatising southern hospital kitchens will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars before any ''savings'' can be realised, a new document reveals.

Re-brand plan to attract support

Re-brand plan to attract support

Joshua Perry is setting his sights high in his new role as marketing co-ordinator of Stopping Violence Dunedin.