The first southern orthopaedic patient will be operated on in Timaru today and more will follow as the Southern District Health Board tackles high waiting lists for procedures such as knee...
More people than ever in the South are waiting for cancer treatment, as waiting lists reach lengths never before experienced.
Southern District Health Board chairman Pete Hodgson has challenged management to be ambitious and push to buy the board a new MRI scanner if one is needed.
Politically, David Clark and Michael Woodhouse do not have that much in common.
Parents of lazy teenagers now have the backing of Otago research to support them as they urge their idle adolescents to get up off the couch.
Lives were placed at risk by an inappropriate decision to start bowel cancer screening in the South, doctors say.
Many New Zealand parents continue physical disciplining of their children, a new study has found.
An inaccurate and alarmist flyer about the Covid-19 vaccine should not undermine the drive to protect New Zealanders from the pandemic disease, an Otago immunologist says.
The Southern region, the early pace-setter in the Covid-19 vaccination stakes, has come back to the pack but is still doing better than expected.
Appalling low rates of cancer scanning in the South are a continuing disappointment, the Cancer Society says.
Southern men, who have languished for years with inadequate access to a scanning machine to diagnose prostate cancer, should be prioritised by health system reforms, the Prostate Cancer Foundation...
More resources and a centralised workforce plan are urgently needed to ensure health services are delivered effectively to rural areas, new research says.
Wild weather over the weekend left hail drifts in some Dunedin suburbs on Saturday and contributed to several yachts capsizing in Otago Harbour yesterday.
Wednesday must have been a day of mixed feelings for David Clark.
A comprehensive review of southern mental health services will not be disrupted by the Government’s newly announced health system reforms.
Recruitment efforts are continuing for new neurosurgeons to work at Dunedin Hospital, although Government health reforms announced this week mean the future of the service is unknown.
James Joseph O’Connor had a story worth telling, despite all the factors which conspired to prevent it being known.
Dunedin Hospital’s "Code Black" episode could have been avoided if warning signs had been acted on sooner, a confidential internal report suggests.
Stinging criticism of Southern District Health Board management by Health Minister Andrew Little was fair, to a point, chairman Pete Hodgson says.
Southern health staff have administered thousands more Covid-19 vaccinations than expected, making Otago and Southland one of the best-performing regions in New Zealand.