Eileen Goodwin

'Everyone's stressed ... worried about money'

'Everyone's stressed ... worried about money'

A ''constant obsession'' with deficits at the Southern District Health Board has created a toxic atmosphere of blame and stress, departing medical director Dr James Knight says.

Woodhouse gains Police, Workplace Relations

Woodhouse gains Police,  Workplace Relations

Dunedin-based List MP Michael Woodhouse has become Minister of Police and also Minister of Workplace Relations, and has retained Immigration in the Government's new Cabinet line-up.

Big health services shake-up looms

Big health services shake-up looms

The troubled Southern District Health Board is reaching crisis point. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines its challenges ahead of the announcement on Monday of the new health minister.

Specialist blocked over health board issues

Specialist blocked over health board issues

An attempt to raise the subject of recent high-level resignations at the Southern District Health Board was blocked yesterday by the chairman at a board meeting in Dunedin.

Dismay over 'Critic' article

The Southern District Health Board is ''stunned'' by an article in student magazine Critic, which it says breached the privacy of patients.

Ebola 'unlikely' but South prepared

Ebola 'unlikely' but South prepared

The Southern District Health Board says it is taking steps to prepare for the ''unlikely event'' of an Ebola outbreak.

Fertility services provider

Private provider Fertility Associates has been named preferred provider for the Otago Fertility Service in a joint South Island service.

Sense of community for new principal

Sense of community for new principal

Chris McKinlay is looking forward to starting his new role as principal of Elmgrove School, in Mosgiel.

SDHB has to make tough choices - Heatly

SDHB has to make tough choices - Heatly

Frustrated senior doctors need to see beyond their specialty area and recognise the limits of health funding, Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly says.

Mental health team move plan upsets

Mental health team move plan upsets

Mental health service users are upset about a proposal to shift a central city mental health team to Wakari. The Southern District Health Board is considering the move to save money.