Eileen Goodwin

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Reprieve on hospital kitchens

Unions have succeeded in securing a one-month delay in the decision on whether to outsource southern hospital kitchens.

Dilemma of when to rebuild ICU

Dilemma of when to rebuild ICU

A dilemma faces the Southern District Health Board as it decides whether to fully redevelop its Dunedin intensive care unit (ICU) now, or wait until the $200 million rebuild.

Hospital rebuild group formation pleases MP

The Ministry of Health is forming a group, to include The Treasury, which will plan the rebuild of the Dunedin Hospital clinical services building.

New health centre possible

New health centre possible

A new health centre may be built in Mosgiel, but the plan is in its ''embryo'' phase, subdivision developer Syd Brown says.

Curran: what about CEOs?

Curran: what about CEOs?

The MP pay rise backtracking is a start, but chief executive pay should also be in the Government's sights, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran says.

Ambulance bought with bequest

Ambulance bought with bequest

A bequest has enabled St John to buy a new $200,000 ambulance to service the Taieri area.

Flu vaccine expected to work better in NZ

The flu vaccine is expected to be far more effective in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere, where, in England, it has achieved a success rate of just 3%.

NZ just a 'minnow' in controversial TPP deal

NZ just a 'minnow' in controversial TPP deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase the power of global corporations, and be a bit like the SkyCity convention centre deal on ''super steroids'', Prof Jane Kelsey told an audience in Dunedin yesterday.

SDHB patient details mistakenly emailed

Southern District Health Board staff have been reminded to take more care after the details of 60 surgical patients were mistakenly emailed to someone.

'Quit smoking' query

A big drop in the number of southern patients asked about smoking by their GP is being investigated, WellSouth Primary Health Network says.