Eileen Goodwin

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

Fresh attempt to settle health dispute

The chairmen of two southern health entities locked in a multimillion-dollar dispute are talking in a fresh attempt to resolve the wrangle.

Nurse staffing worry

Nurse staffing worry

The nurses' union is disappointed the Southern District Health Board's answer to fears Dunedin is in the midst of a nursing staffing crisis is to set up a working party, rather than hire more nurses.

Hospital leaks 'ongoing' problem

Leaks in Dunedin Hospital's operating theatre suite are an ongoing maintenance problem, the Southern District Health Board said yesterday.

Say it with pictures

Digital cameras ''developed by geeks'' are full of redundant, complicated features amateur photographers do best to ignore, photography tutor Brien Miller says.

Health board confident over nursing numbers

Health board confident over nursing numbers

The Southern District Health Board said last night it was confident its nursing numbers in Dunedin were adequate.

Wakari Hospital cuts scaled back

Proposed cuts to Wakari Hospital mental health beds have been scaled back by the Southern District Health Board.

Beautification efforts rewarded

Beautification efforts rewarded

Keep Dunedin Beautiful award winners (from left) Portobello Community Inc deputy chairman Geoff Sheridan and chairman Paul Pope (holding the Taylor Community Pride Shield) and Brockville Community Development Project ecological sustainability team co-ordinator Sue Morey (holding the Pod Award) show off their awards after the annual beautification awards.

Former health board head speaks out over funds dispute

Former health board head speaks out over funds dispute

Former Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau has spoken out about the South Link Health (SLH) dispute, providing a list of people he says knew about legal advice the row could involve fraud.

Health fund millions get murky

Health fund millions get murky

Who knew what and when? Questions are being asked since it was revealed recently the Southern District Health Board has known about the possibility of a health funds fraud for more than three years. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines the issues.

Urgent doctor service hours slightly reduced

 Urgent doctor service hours slightly reduced

Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre will have shorter hours from next week. It will close 90 minutes earlier from Monday, with new opening hours of 8am-10pm.