Eileen Goodwin

South Link Health rapt $15m dispute over

The multimillion-dollar row between the Southern District Health Board and South Link Health is over, after the Serious Fraud Office decided to take no further action.

Nursing service problems remain

Nursing service problems remain

A Dunedin MP and a multiple sclerosis sufferer say problems in the Royal District Nursing Service have still not been fixed. They spoke to health reporter Eileen Goodwin.

All is not well

All is not well

The axe fell on the Southern District Health Board this week, its board members and chairman dismissed because of the organisation's financial troubles, and replaced by a commissioner, Dunedin legal consultant Kathy Grant. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at how things got to this point.

Health 'victories' an issue: report

Health 'victories' an issue: report

Community ''victories'' in health service campaigns have been blamed for contributing to the Southern District Health Board's financial failure.

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

$100m more for hospital block rebuild

The estimated price-tag on the new clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital is now as high as $300 million, rather than $200 million, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Estimated cost of hospital rebuild soars

Estimated cost of hospital rebuild soars

Rebuilding the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital is now expected to cost $300 million, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

Commissioner 'not here to be popular'

Commissioner 'not here to be popular'

Decision-making at the Southern District Health Board will not be driven by public sentiment and concerns over popularity, says its new commissioner, Kathy Grant.

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Opinion: Sacking board smart move by minister

Sacking the Southern District Health Board members and installing a Dunedin-based line-up is a smart move by Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.

No 'slash and burn' for deputy Thomson

No 'slash and burn' for deputy Thomson

Richard Thomson says he would not have accepted the role of deputy commissioner if the Government planned to ''slash and burn'' health in the South.

Delivery audit: five working days

A Dunedin Hospital audit of mail delivery times showed some letters took five business days to reach outlying areas.