Eileen Goodwin

SDHB media comment freeing up

Loosening the restrictions on media comment at the Southern District Health Board is on the cards as it seeks to improve its public image.

SDHB's deficit released by mistake

A formatting error has been blamed by the Southern District Health Board after it inadvertently released its projected annual deficit.

Mediation office results defended

Mediation office results defended

The Dunedin mediation office reportedly facing the threat of closure has a significantly higher resolution rate for employment disputes than the national average, it has been revealed.

$10k for film to save babies

$10k for film to save babies

A southern District Health Board nurse was shocked yesterday to be given $10,000 for her health innovation idea rather than the $800 she asked for.

Staff to be given more say: SDHB

Staff to be given more say: SDHB

The commissioner team running the Southern District Health Board surprised staff yesterday by announcing they will be given more say in running the organisation.

New guidelines put emphasis on 'whole foods'

People are told to eat more ''whole foods'' - like wholegrain bread and legumes - in new national nutrition guidelines, and warnings against saturated fat remain.

More hospital meal reheating tipped

More hospital meal reheating tipped

Dunedin Hospital's cooks will focus on food ''regeneration'' - rather than cooking fresh meals for patients - after their job numbers are cut, according to a proposal Compass Group tried to keep under wraps.

City dispute resolution service may go

Dunedin could lose its employment and tenancy dispute resolution service under a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment plan to scrap the services in smaller centres, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.

Getting closer

Getting closer

Chris Stichman (left) and Russell Gilchrist (right) present Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust secretary-treasurer Neville Martin with a $4000 donation for the physio pool fund yesterday.

ICU upgrade approval not before March

Approval for the long-awaited Dunedin Hospital intensive care unit upgrade has been pushed back to March at the earliest, it has been confirmed.