Eileen Goodwin

Fish cakes may be off children's menu

Fish cakes may be off children's menu

The Compass Group is considering removing fish cakes from the children's menu after a toddler found a 2cm bone embedded in a fish cake at Dunedin Hospital.

Orthopaedic registrars' workload 'too much'

Orthopaedic registrars' workload 'too much'

Registrars in Dunedin Hospital's orthopaedic unit are under pressure, and patients could be put at risk because of ‘‘tired'' doctors, the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association says.

Breast surgery result ‘so good'

Breast surgery result ‘so good'

It is difficult to find words to express the feeling of having had breast reconstruction surgery after a long and frustrating wait following cancer treatment, Marie Steele says.

‘Heartbroken' at loss of mobility

‘Heartbroken' at loss of mobility

A Ranfurly woman says she is ‘‘heartbroken'' because her husband needed to go into aged residential care after a stay in Dunedin Hospital during which he did not receive sufficient exercise to keep him mobile.

Freezer breakdown puts focus on Compass: Union

A freezer breakdown at Southland Hospital highlights the vulnerability of the new Compass Group food model, E tu union industry co-ordinator Jill Ovens says.

No shame in speaking out about disease

No shame in speaking out about disease

Emma Brockie did not let the "wee hiccup'' of a trip to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department stymie her plan to talk about her often misunderstood medical condition.

Support Trust quits funding arrangement

The Otago Rural Support Trust has pulled out of a funding collaboration with the Government because of lack of demand from farmers for mental health support.

Claim SDHB feedback manipulated

Claim SDHB feedback manipulated Participants at the Southern DHB "listening sessions'' were "coerced'' into giving positive feedback and told to balance negative observations with positive ones, the chairwoman of a trust says.

Hospital building project manager leaves

The senior manager overseeing a multimillion-dollar building project at Dunedin Hospital has left for "family reasons'', and a project manager has been "seconded'' from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Call for release of SDHB food contract

Call for release of SDHB food contract

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has called for the Compass Group hospital food contract to be released, saying there is high public interest in the controversial 15-year deal.