Eileen Goodwin

Instant response from Minister

Instant response from Minister

When Russell Garbutt moved a motion of no confidence in Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman at a crowded public meeting, he did not expect the minister to pick up the phone and call.

DHB pep talk over cuts distress

DHB pep talk over cuts distress

Inspirational figures, including Winston Churchill, were invoked in a motivational-style talk to Southern District Health Board members yesterday as they grapple with community distress over health cuts.

Medical physicists at six boards now taking action in pursuit of pay rise

Medical physicists are continuing their industrial action in Dunedin, while a union representative says the ''phone seems off the hook in DHB world''.

Complaints about SDHB increase 60%

A big rise in Health and Disability Commissioner complaints about Southern District Health Board services has been revealed.

Cuts doubtful cure for rural health

Cuts doubtful cure for rural health

Health has hit the headlines as rural communities are concerned about Southern District Health Board cuts to rural hospitals. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at the issue.

Hundreds of jobs go as delivery days cut

Hundreds of jobs go as delivery days cut

Hundreds of posties will lose their jobs when mail delivery days are slashed next month, but just one compulsory redundancy is expected, New Zealand Post chairman Sir Michael Cullen says.

19,000 sign student loan-cap petition

An online petition organised by the New Zealand Medical Students' Association calling for the removal of a new loan cap had nearly 19,000 signatures last night.

Domestic violence contributions

Domestic violence contributions

Lesley Elliott regards her Queen's Birthday honour (MNZM) as recognition of the problem of domestic violence and of all those who work in the sector to prevent it.

Community trust gives physio pool $300,000

Community trust gives physio pool $300,000

The physio pool fundraising campaign has had its biggest donation to date - $300,000 from the Otago Community Trust.

Nth Island health board rejects Compass food plan

A North Island health board has thrown out the controversial hospital food plan that caused concern and division in the South.