Eileen Goodwin

Health board poll ruled out

A select committee has recommended no changes to a Bill that will scrap this year's election for Southern District Health Board members.

Group formed to protest hospital meals

Group formed to protest hospital meals

Three opposition parties have joined forces to organise a protest calling on the Southern District Health Board to cancel its food service contract with the Compass Group.

Health report dismissed as propaganda

A new health report from right-wing think-tank the New Zealand Initiative has been dismissed as ‘‘ideological big business propaganda'' by a leading University of Otago public health researcher.

Food worries prompt protest

Food worries prompt protest

A protest will be held in Dunedin next week to call on the Southern District Health Board to pull out of its 15-year contract with the Compass Group for food services after a problem-plagued start to the controversial outsourcing.

Patient meals 'a safety issue'

Patient meals 'a safety issue' The poor quality of patient meals had become a ‘‘staff safety issue'' in mental health wards in Dunedin and Invercargill, and some patients had lashed out, an SDHB memo reveals.

Digital bill incurred on holiday

Digital bill incurred on holiday

The $11,300 digital device bill that sparked a system change at Southern District Health Board was incurred over a 12-day period when the staff member was on holiday, the board has disclosed.

Student Health counselling cut

Student Health counselling cut

The University of Otago has dismissed concerns about a "pilot'' scheme that caps counselling sessions at Student Health.

Bearing up well after medical help

Bearing up well after medical help

Accustomed to regular check-ups at home, Toothless the teddy bear did not find a visit to hospital on Saturday too daunting.

Regimental symbols left to Dunedin (+ video)

Regimental symbols left to Dunedin (+ video)

One final stirring parade bearing the New Zealand Scottish Regiment colours brought central Dunedin to a standstill on Saturday, before the colours were presented to a city museum for posterity and safekeeping.

Triplets from Tripoli

Triplets from Tripoli

Dunedin triplets (from left) Wala Edwik, Weam Edwik, and Wafa Edwik (21), attended a picnic in Woodhaugh Gardens in Dunedin on Saturday, for volunteers and clients at language school English Language Partners.