Eileen Goodwin

Helpline provision causes concern

Negotiations determining the fate of the Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre are not transparent, and may result in a significantly downgraded service presented as a fait accompli, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Candidate quits over Act race remarks

Candidate quits over Act race remarks

Act New Zealand's Dunedin North candidate has quit, citing a ''fundamental disagreement'' with leader Dr Jamie Whyte over race relations.

GPs asked to change prescribing habits

GPs asked to change prescribing habits

Southern GPs are being asked to change their prescribing habits to free up funds for other health services.

Trust will lobby to keep pool

Trust will lobby to keep pool

In a bid to stop the closure of Dunedin's physio pool, the trust that runs the facility will appeal to Southern District Health Board members in Dunedin tomorrow.

Training cuts make workers unsafe, PSA says

Training cuts make workers unsafe,  PSA says

Cuts to training and development mean some Southern District Health Board staff are facing unsafe situations, a Public Service Association organiser says.

Labour will dump hospital meal plan

Labour will dump hospital meal plan

Labour will halt a controversial hospital meal plan if elected next month, the party's health spokeswoman says.

Mums, bubs latch on to breast-feeding event

Mums, bubs latch on to breast-feeding event

More than 30 mums and babies participated in The Big Latch On in Meridian mall, organiser Natalie Sinclair said.

Pool upgrade figures released

Pool upgrade figures released

Southern District Health Board has released preliminary costings for the physio pool upgrade it claims will cost up to $1 million.

Something special about physio facility

Something special about physio facility

The swims that transformed paraplegic Jim Duncan's life after a devastating cycling crash will end if the physio pool closes in December.

Vaccine 'effective enough'

Funding the influenza vaccine for older people is worth the cost, despite its lower effectiveness in that demographic, Auckland University Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says.