Eileen Goodwin

Light helps patients to recover

A technique first tested on bees is being trialled on New Zealand surgical patients, and preliminary results suggest it reduces the jet-lag caused by anaesthetic, Associate Prof Guy Warman will tell a medical conference in Auckland today.

Baby general anaesthesia 'safe'

Baby general anaesthesia 'safe'

Babies who receive a general anaesthetic suffer no ill effects by the age of 2, but the 700 children will be followed up at the age of 5, the lead researcher of a world-first multicountry study says.

Meal protesters demand changes (+ video)

Meal protesters demand changes (+ video)

The chant was loud and clear: "Kick Compass out''.

‘Lack of respect’ for sterile practice, association says

Patients who have been exposed to unsafe practices in Dunedin Hospital may feel they have been placed at risk and they should have been told, the New Zealand Sterile Services Association (NZSSA) says.

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

About 300 people carrying signs with slogans including 'Stop the slop' staged a protest today about the quality of Dunedin Hospital food.

Sterile supply issues under control: DHB

Sterile supply issues under control: DHB

A Public Service Association organiser has called for an independent investigation into Dunedin Hospital sterile supply practices because of "grave'' concerns about shoddy practice.

Health board transparency move welcomed

Health board transparency move welcomed

Critics of the ‘‘secretive'' manner in which the Southern District Health Board has operated since a commissioner was installed have welcomed a decision to re-establish committees and open them to the public.

Meeting with SDHB 'positive' - Curran

Meeting with SDHB 'positive' - Curran

A meeting between protest organiser Clare Curran and the Southern District Health Board yesterday was positive, the Dunedin South MP says.

Presbyterian Support volunteers winners

Presbyterian Support volunteers winners

Presbyterian Support Otago won the supreme award at the 2016 Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards last night for the work of its volunteers.

Meeting to discuss food protest

Meeting to discuss food protest

Southern District Health Board bosses have requested a meeting with Dunedin South MP Clare Curran this morning to discuss the food service protest.