Eileen Goodwin

Reports by iPad

Southern District Health Board members are to be issued with iPads to view meeting reports, instead of receiving paper copies.

Patients to rate hospital stays

Patients will soon be able to rate their time in hospital.

Nurses closest to patients, gathering told

Nurses closest to patients, gathering told

As a former nurse who trained to be a doctor, Glen Blackburn is well placed to assess both professions.

Obliging Catton wins hearts of fans

Obliging Catton wins hearts of fans

''Sweet and approachable'' was how one fan described Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton after she signed a copy of The Luminaries at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival.

Author enjoys positive focus on life

Author enjoys positive focus on life

His writing's focus on the positive side of life was one he could defend philosophically, prolific author Alexander McCall Smith told those at a soldout event at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival on Saturday.

SDHB in new talks on radiology

SDHB in new talks on radiology

Southern breast-screening staff have to wait longer to know whether they keep their jobs, because the health board is in talks to outsource another service.

SDHB seeks quotes to repair leaks

The Southern District Health Board is getting builders' quotes to fix Dunedin Hospital's leaking surgical theatre suite.

Health board wants service to go sky-high

The Southern District Health Board is turning to Air New Zealand for help to improve its customer service.

Long wait for scans

Some southern patients are waiting up to 11 months for an ultrasound scan, a Southern District Health Board committee heard this week.

Fair trade benefits explained

Fair trade benefits explained

Buying fair trade chocolate helps empower women to be equal with men, a West African cocoa farmer told Dunedin school pupils yesterday.