Eileen Goodwin

Power cost seen in health

Power cost seen in health

The electricity market is maximising profit at the cost of people's health, even while demand is declining, energy analyst Molly Melhuish says.

Musician preparing for Denver role

Musician preparing for Denver role

Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner is reprising the role of John Denver in a production that rehearsed in Mosgiel last week to prepare for a New Zealand and Australia tour.

Radiology job offers still open, Pacific says

Job offers for mammographers who have opted to stay employed by the public sector remain open, Pacific Radiology Group chief executive Lance Lawler says.

GP voucher scheme for emergency departments

GP  voucher scheme for emergency departments

GP vouchers will be doled out in emergency departments in a bid to reduce patient numbers.

Issues to be faced over surgical mesh

Issues to be faced over surgical mesh

Patients harmed by surgical mesh are demanding action from the Government. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin spoke to a doctor, a politician, and a patient about the issue.

'Thought I was going mad' with pain

'Thought I was going mad' with pain

A North Taieri woman says she became suicidal because of the ''excruciating pain'' caused by surgical mesh complications.

'Tragedy waiting to happen'

'Tragedy waiting to happen'

Lives were put at risk from couch fires lit too close to houses in Dunedin's student quarter, Dunedin police and the Fire Service have warned.

Workers' relief at screening decision

Breast-screening mammographers are shocked yet relieved by the surprise decision they will continue to be employed by the Southern District Health Board, union spokesman Rhys Walters says.

Low demand at odds with board stats

Low demand at odds with board stats

Figures showing just 27% of southern health patients are getting a routine colonoscopy within six weeks seem ''at odds'' with the lack of interest in a free colonoscopy programme, gastroenterologist Associate Prof Michael Schultz says.

Advice sought on enrolments

The New Zealand Aged Care Association is seeking legal advice on whether its members have to assist dementia and psychogeriatric residents to enrol to vote.