A new booking system for Covid-19 vaccinations will be launched next week, as the Southern District Health board concedes the current procedure has caused problems and is confusing.
A new Southern disability strategy must be more than just words, the man who is charged with bringing it into action says.
Queenstown border workers and frontline health staff will get their first Covid-19 vaccinations next week, as officials rush to get the resort ready for the opening of the transtasman bubble.
A year after it was meant to be receiving patients, stage 2 of the upgrade of Dunedin Hospital’s intensive care unit could be another 18 months away from opening.
Ambitious plans for a fully digital new Dunedin Hospital would cost more than $215 million.
Southland Hospital’s embattled emergency department may be in line for an expansion.
Southland gastroenterology patients may be offered appointments in Dunedin as the Southern District Health Board tries to clear its backlog of overdue colonoscopies.
A new CT scanner in Dunedin Hospital should be installed and working before the end of the year.
Dunedin Hospital’s "rapid-rounds" system is to be overhauled as part of the Southern District Health Board’s efforts to eliminate bed block.
Clarification of Ministry of Health funding for Covid-19 recovery surgery has given the Southern District Health Board a financial incentive to tackle its backlog of elective operations.
Setting up the southern Covid-19 vaccination system has taken staff away from other immunisation programmes and is using people who might otherwise be contact-tracing.
Just as circumstances prevented National’s newly-elected MPs from making their maiden speeches when they intended, Southern Say’s plans to look at those orations last week fell by the wayside.
Martial artist Matt Sara is embroiled in a fight of a different sort, with International Taekwondo New Zealand about whether he can attempt to qualify for a black belt.
Two years could be shaved off the building time for the new Dunedin Hospital after it was approved for consideration for fast-track consent yesterday.
A critical shortage of midwives in Dunedin has eased slightly, but expectant local parents are still struggling to find a midwife to visit their home.
Burnout in southern hospitals is not an issue confined to doctors and is a chronic problem for nurses too, a local union delegate says.
You cannot buy linen, homeware or clothing at H&J Smith Dunedin any more, but you can get a Covid-19 vaccination.
And on the seventh day, the first southern Covid-19 vaccination centre opened.
Almost two-thirds of southern senior doctors and dentists may be suffering from professional or personal burnout.
Newly released details of proposed bed numbers in the new Dunedin Hospital suggest it could have 91 more beds than the current facility.