Eileen Goodwin

Carer no-shows problem fixed, health board told

The rate of carer no-shows at one of Southern District Health Board's home support providers reflects communication problems that have been fixed, the Australian-based provider says.

Physio's mission to make netball safer

Physio's mission to make netball safer

As physiotherapist for the Silver Ferns, Sharon Kearney seeks to make the sport as safe as possible, drawing on her University of Otago master' degree. But her entry to elite netball came about through living and working in Dunedin, rather than her studies, Eileen Goodwin writes.

Kidney disease IT tool developed in Dunedin

Kidney disease IT tool developed in Dunedin

New Zealand GPs will be able to provide better care for chronic kidney disease patients with a programme developed in Dunedin, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said at the official launch at Dunedin Hospital this week.

Mayor welcomes refugee move

Mayor welcomes refugee move

Dunedin has been selected as a settlement city for Syrian refugees after vocal support from the Dunedin City Council.

Dunne hits out over RMA reforms

Dunne hits out over RMA reforms

United Future leader Peter Dunne has hit out at the Government over its revised Resource Management Act reforms, questioning the ''real agenda'' and whether it is a ''smokescreen'' to water down environmental protections.

Board team's costs nearly $120,000

The commissioner team running the Southern District Health Board racked up nearly $120,000 in fees and expenses in three months, an Official Information Act response shows.

'Mini-guts' inform research

'Mini-guts' inform research

Culturing ''mini-guts'' from stem cells to treat Crohn's disease has potential to cure the disease in some patients, University of Otago physiology research student Safina Gadeock says.

Patients and doctors 'failed'

Patients and doctors 'failed'

By not supporting its house officers, the Southern District Health Board failed its patients, as well as its ''newest doctors'', the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association says.

SDHB intern training 'failure'

SDHB intern training 'failure'

In another blow for the embattled Southern District Health Board, it has failed an inspection for accreditation to train house officers.

All pleased by results of auction

All pleased by results of auction

A charity house auction in Dunedin has raised $100,000, and the proceeds will benefit causes in Otago.