Eileen Goodwin

SDHB refuses comment on big bill

SDHB refuses comment on big bill

The Southern District Health Board says it has made its "final statements'' on the $11,000 digital device bill incurred by a senior clinician, and it will not answer more questions.

Farmers reach out for help

Farmers reach out for help

Calls to a rural support trust from stressed farmers are increasing as the effects of the dairy downturn are felt.

Fundraiser saves centre

An ‘‘amazing'' fundraising night has saved the Dunedin Community Learning Centre from closure, chairwoman Chris Thompson says.

Tewsley effects given to Hocken

Tewsley effects given to Hocken

Hocken Library curator of archives Anna Blackman (left) receives donated historical effects belonging to 19th century businessman Henry Tewsley, handed over yesterday by his great-great-granddaughter Ally McBride (nee Coxhead), of Wellington.

Calls for minister to explain

Fears the cervical screening change could pose a risk to women's health must be addressed, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says.

$11,000 bill due to 'process failure’

$11,000 bill due to 'process failure’

The Southern District Health Board has blamed a ‘‘series of circumstances'' for a senior clinician incurring an $11,000 bill on a digital device while overseas.

Medical students can’t find a home

Medical students can’t find a home

Three "responsible and respectable'' medical students have been unable to find a house together because of Queenstown's housing crisis.

Beyond the list lies 'unmet need'

Beyond the list lies 'unmet need' There is growing concern over surgery waiting times - and the patients who are kept off the waiting list through gate-keeping. In the south, much of the frustration centres on long waits for orthopaedic surgery.

Otago made geology career a reality

Otago made geology career a reality A fascination with the outdoors fostered as a child led to a prestigious career as a geologist in the United States for Outram-raised John Cottle.

Orthopaedic help

Orthopaedic help

Bill Townsend is taking part in a bowls tournament on Sunday, or he could have attended the Joint Effort Sponsored Walk in Dunedin.