Sometimes I wish I could care about the All Blacks.
It's a pity my nearly 5-year-old grandson cannot be on Twitter.
Where's Mark Todd when you need him?
There is a long way to go yet, but I am convinced we could not do a worse job than our Parliament last week.
Food Isn’t Medicine is the book to wave under the nose of any annoying person proselytising about their latest diet, while The Better Brain deals with mental wellbeing.
It would have been a rude awakening, except I was already awake.
Three bowls in, I realise I have come full circle on rice pudding.
Dear new grandson, I apologise for being a little dramatic the day we met.
The Star is investigating the health of clubs in Dunedin. This week, reporter Elspeth McLean chats to Otago Chess Club about the state of play.
Awkward does not begin to describe my behaviour.
Dear new grandson.
With health issues dominating the news cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic, former Otago Daily Times health reporter Elspeth McLean questions whether the Government’s management of the wider health...
Extra thinking time because I have almost no work has been a mixed blessing.
In the final hour before lockdown, I was on my hands and knees scrubbing my kitchen's wooden floor with Sunlight soap, writes Elspeth McLean.
Dunedin Hospital’s issues with patient flow, which seem to have changed little in more than a decade, are an indictment on the way the healthcare system works, Prof Robin Gauld says.
The possibility of Central Otago eventually housing the Southern District Health Board’s fourth linear accelerator was raised by board chief executive Chris Fleming at the board’s monthly meeting...
A slight increase in population projections for Southern District Health Board’s area should result in an increase in board funding, but the exact impact is not yet known.
The Southern District Health Board has been given an advance of $25million to ease its cash flow situation.
People need to be aware SDHB hospitals will have a limited capacity to deal with severe Covid-19 cases should the disease eventually begin circulating in the community, board chief medical officer Nigel Millar says.
High numbers of stranded patients and blockages in the flow of patients through SDHB's hospitals could be remedied if clinical leaders embraced the need for changes, board chief executive Chris Fleming says.