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.
The future of Dunedin’s physiotherapy pool is still unclear, the Southern District Health Board was told at its monthly meeting in Invercargill yesterday.
The annual cost of ACC claims for cycling injuries in Dunedin has risen by about $800,000 in the past five years.
Push-button crossing lights would allow safer access for cyclists trying to get across Portsmouth Drive near the peninsula map layby area, Spokes Dunedin chairman Jon Dean says.
New Zealand’s poor rating internationally for pandemic readiness is not reassuring, Prof Sir David Skegg says.
A report due at the end of this month will give the Dunedin City Council a better understanding of how much plastic which could have been recycled is going to landfill.
Dunedin Hospital’s emergency department is expecting more patients, given the increased number of people in the city for major events over the next week.
At least three people are expected to seek the Labour Party nomination for the Dunedin South electorate to be vacated by sitting member of Parliament Clare Curran at this year’s September general...
This year’s Dunedin area co-ordinator for the Heart Foundation New Zealand’s annual street appeal John Dennison jokes that at almost 80 years old he might be getting to the age where he could...