Eileen Goodwin

$650k in dialysis costs written off

$650k in dialysis costs written off

A dialysis patient who was ineligible for funded treatment racked up $647,477 in treatment costs at the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board, an Official Information Act request reveals.

State house sale 'collapse' predicted

State house sale 'collapse' predicted

The book value of Invercargill's state house portfolio is $38 million, but Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt reckons the city council could end up acquiring the 348 homes for just $1 each.

Cyclist saved by 'Good Samaritans'

Cyclist saved by 'Good Samaritans'

A female cyclist was accosted and punched by a man in a random attack in Portsmouth Dr, Dunedin, on Saturday.

Departures expected to cut redundancy costs

Departures expected to cut redundancy costs

Redundancy costs in hospital kitchens are likely to be lower than expected because some long-serving staff have already gone, the Southern District Health Board expects.

No DHB election in 2016

No DHB election in 2016

A commissioner will run the embattled Southern District Health Board for a further three years after an unprecedented move by the Government.

Commissioner to stay at SDHB

Commissioner to stay at SDHB

The commissioner running the Southern District Health Board will have her term extended under special legislation introduced to Parliament today, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced.

Criticism over city hospital role

Criticism over city hospital role

Auckland District Health Board's chief medical officer has been named as the final member of the politically appointed group guiding the Dunedin Hospital redevelopment.

Carer no-shows problem fixed, health board told

The rate of carer no-shows at one of Southern District Health Board's home support providers reflects communication problems that have been fixed, the Australian-based provider says.

Physio's mission to make netball safer

Physio's mission to make netball safer

As physiotherapist for the Silver Ferns, Sharon Kearney seeks to make the sport as safe as possible, drawing on her University of Otago master' degree. But her entry to elite netball came about through living and working in Dunedin, rather than her studies, Eileen Goodwin writes.

Kidney disease IT tool developed in Dunedin

Kidney disease IT tool developed in Dunedin

New Zealand GPs will be able to provide better care for chronic kidney disease patients with a programme developed in Dunedin, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said at the official launch at Dunedin Hospital this week.