Eileen Goodwin

Kitchen staff demand answers from SDHB

Kitchen staff demand answers from SDHB

Fourteen months after a controversial plan was revealed, southern hospital kitchen staff have demanded answers about their jobs at a Southern District Health Board meeting in Dunedin.

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.

Researchers slam medical journal

Researchers slam medical journal

University of Otago researchers have told BMJ (formerly called the British Medical Journal) to be more transparent after it highlighted a glowing report about the Canterbury District Health Board without disclosing who paid for it.

Up to $1.75m to fix leaks

Up to $1.75m to fix leaks

Southern District Health Board members will consider a request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in Dunedin tomorrow.

Children in poverty motivation for Labour candidate

Children in poverty motivation for Labour candidate

Tired of totting up facts and figures every year on child poverty, Dunedin epidemiologist Dr Liz Craig decided to take action.

Waiting list 'just crazy'

Waiting list 'just crazy'

Waiting up to a year for an ultrasound in the South is ''incomprehensible'', Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.

Plans a 'sideline' after damage

Any new work between the Otago Regional Council (ORC) and Invermay agricultural research centre is a ''sideline'' to the ''damage'' done by the restructuring plan confirmed this week, ORC chairman Stephen Woodhouse says.

Call for SDHB to release IT report

Southern District Health Board should immediately release a long-awaited report into the cause of an IT crash that created havoc in February, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Safety award for Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital, in Dunedin, has received a national occupational safety award for eliminating toxic smoke plumes in operating theatres.

It's the 7-year glitch for uni role

It's the 7-year glitch for uni role

A prestigious research position endowed at the University of Otago seven years ago remains empty because it has been difficult to attract top talent to Dunedin, its benefactor says.