Eileen Goodwin

Policy on children's health criticised by GP

Policy on children's health criticised by GP

Improving housing and nutrition would do more good for children than giving them free doctors' visits, Dunedin GP Susie Lawless says.

Social ills and disparity linked

Social ills and disparity linked

Democracy must be extended to the workplace before big gaps in income will change, Spirit Level author Prof Richard Wilkinson told an audience in Dunedin yesterday.

Two deputy PMs would suit Greens

Two deputy PMs would suit Greens

The Green Party's top two MPs could be co-deputy prime ministers in a Green-Labour government, co-leader Metiria Turei says.

Breast-screening jobs may go north

Breast-screening jobs may go north

A handful of jobs are set to transfer from Dunedin to Christchurch as a result of new management of the South's breast-screening programme, Pacific Radiology Group has confirmed.

Parents lend support to poison centre

Parents lend support to poison centre

A campaign to save the Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre has struck a chord with parents, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Ross Home lockdown after outbreak

Ross Home lockdown after outbreak

Ross Home and Hospital, in Dunedin, is likely to be in lockdown until Monday, following a gastroenteritis outbreak.

Action on staff complaints failed to resolve smell issue

Action on staff complaints failed to resolve smell issue

Complaints from Southern District Health Board staff about strange smells in a dental unit were put down to it being new, and nothing was done, the board has confirmed.

'Perfect storm' as two gastro bugs hit wards

'Perfect storm' as two gastro bugs hit wards

Dunedin Hospital has been hit by a ''perfect storm'' of two different gastroenteritis bugs, patient services medical director Dick Bunton says.

'Spirit Level' authors to speak in Dunedin

Academics whose work sparked worldwide debate about wealth inequality will give a public lecture in Dunedin next week.

$1m leak fix Govt's responsibility: King

$1m leak fix Govt's responsibility: King

It is unfair to expect the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board to find a million dollars to fix leaks at Dunedin Hospital, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says.