Eileen Goodwin

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.

Cervical screening change criticised

Cervical screening change criticised

The decision to introduce a new cervical screening test is ‘‘premature and wrong'' and poses a risk to women's health, an editorial published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal warns.

Barclay staff member to talk with police

Barclay staff member to talk with police

A Clutha-Southland electorate staff member has confirmed she is in contact with police over a complaint about National MP Todd Barclay.

GPs upset with patient systems upgrade charge

General practitioners lumped with extra charges at the ‘‘13th hour'' for a patient systems upgrade are seeking answers, a sector leader says.

Lead carer pay boost criticised

Lead carer pay boost criticised

A pay rise for midwives goes ‘‘nowhere'' towards making the profession financially viable, College of Midwives Otago chairwoman Prue Thomson says.

'Listening sessions' popular

'Listening sessions' popular

More than 1200 patients, family members and staff have registered for the Southern District Health Board's "listening sessions'' that start in Dunedin tomorrow.

Social service agencies brace for Govt changes

Social service agencies brace for Govt changes

Social service agencies in Dunedin are bracing for changes that a sector leader suggests some agencies will not survive.

'Crack’ like tree falling: witness

'Crack’ like tree falling: witness

A man  who saw the Castle St balcony collapse last night said there were up to 15 people on it at the time and about 20 underneath.

High-needs patients may get cheaper doctor visits

High-needs patients may get cheaper doctor visits

Some patients could end up shelling out more money to see their GP under a proposed shake-up aimed at making access to low-cost appointments fairer.

Claim of secret recording

Claim of secret recording

The "employment issue'' in a National Party electorate office is understood to involve a claim a secret recording was made by Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay.