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.
The Southern District Health Board was singled out by Health Minister Andrew Little yesterday as a prime example of why the health system had to change.
Southern Maori have applauded the Government’s decision to establish a standalone Maori Health Agency.
Southern aged-care facilities have not had issues with late-night discharges of elderly residents from hospital but do find late Friday discharges troublesome.
You know it’s a strange week in politics when the normally mild-mannered Liz Craig is at the centre of the biggest storm.
Vaccinating southerners against Covid-19 became easier yesterday after a change of policy about the temperature at which the Pfizer vaccine must be stored.
Power generators hope forecast heavy rain in the South will replenish lakes approaching dangerously low levels.
Doctors commonly prescribe medicines which potentially harm their patients and need to take more care, new University of Otago research says.
Lisa Gestro has been at the heart of some of the Southern District Health Board’s most controversial and most challenging moments in the past three years.
On Wednesday afternoon, while MPs were upstairs making law, downstairs in committee room 3, some of their colleagues were contemplating a profound change to how those laws are made.