The SDHB's chief executive told the Ministry of Health the board did not have the money to refer all its overdue heart patients to other hospitals, letters show.
When pharmacist John Fraser was an apprentice, he sometimes wondered if the arsenic tonic he was doling out to a patient was good for them.
New Zealand chief executives are being paid too much and wealth could be shared more equally, a University of Otago researcher says.
Honor Houltham is lucky to have fast-acting parents.
The Southern District Health Board's own public health arm has now come out against the Ronald McDonald charity setting up a hospital house in Dunedin.
A new stroke project combines history and walking to promote faster recovery from the condition.
A study has revealed the fate of the "invisible'' patients who need hip or knee replacements but are turned away because of financial constraints at Dunedin Hospital.
The Otago Mental Health Support Trust has suspended peer support for new clients because of a lack of funds.
Health minister David Clark says his first task will be to repair damaged relationships in the sector.
The prospect of a third medical school appears somewhat remote under the Labour Government, but is not being ruled out.
Up to 300 urology patients will be seen each day in weekend ''mega clinics'' at Dunedin Hospital.
A public health group wants the Southern District Health Board to block Ronald McDonald House from setting up in the new Dunedin Hospital.
If more people were forced to beg in the street, poverty would be harder to ignore, departing Presbyterian Support Otago chief executive Gillian Bremner told an audience in Dunedin last night.
Plans to document the social history of the Dunedin Cadbury factory ‘‘smacks of a guilty conscience’’ on the part of Mondelez International, a former Cadbury marketing manager says.
A group of students is pressing the University of Otago to reconsider plans to shake up its mental health service, and says there are many unanswered questions.
Senior doctors are ''happy'' to see the proposed public-private partnership for Dunedin Hospital ditched.
The Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society has agreed to hold a meeting with irate members, but its under-fire treasurer says it will not be a "kangaroo court", and the committee is not stepping down.
Labour's surprise election win signals real change for Dunedin and the country, a tearful Clare Curran, Dunedin South Labour MP, said last night.
A new urologist will be hired at Dunedin Hospital to help deal with the crisis in the service.
Sweeping proposed changes to the University of Otago's counselling service will make a bad situation worse, the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists says.