Eileen Goodwin

Call for SDHB to release IT report

Southern District Health Board should immediately release a long-awaited report into the cause of an IT crash that created havoc in February, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Safety award for Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital, in Dunedin, has received a national occupational safety award for eliminating toxic smoke plumes in operating theatres.

It's the 7-year glitch for uni role

It's the 7-year glitch for uni role

A prestigious research position endowed at the University of Otago seven years ago remains empty because it has been difficult to attract top talent to Dunedin, its benefactor says.

Home remains in lockdown until Tuesday

Ross Home and Hospital, in Dunedin, will now stay in lockdown until after the long weekend to be sure it is ''110% cleared'' of gastroenteritis, manager Margaret Pearce says.

Dunedin firm lands NT health contract

Dunedin firm lands NT health contract

A Dunedin organisation has secured a multimillion-dollar contract to provide indigenous health IT for Northern Territory, Australia.

Electricity sector slammed

Electricity sector slammed

Winston Peters homed in on power prices and the evils of the ''market'' in a speech to mainly elderly people in South Dunedin yesterday.

Move will aid parents: principal

Parents who cannot afford to take their children to the doctor will benefit from free GP visits and prescriptions announced in the Budget, Silverstream School principal Elizabeth Cleverley says.

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.