More than 3100 SDHB patients are overdue for an eye follow-up appointment as the board continues to deal with a crisis in its ophthalmology service.
A hunch Maori women could benefit from a non-Western therapy prompted a Dunedin psychologist to embark on an unusual study.
Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant says she is running a "billion-dollar business" and won’t step down over the prostate cancer crisis.
More than a million votes will likely be counted and made public by 7.30pm tomorrow, but the country faces at least two weeks of uncertainty, University of Otago law professor Andrew Geddis says.
National MP Michael Woodhouse has rubbished a ''push poll'' conducted by the Labour Party about the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
The SDHB has back-tracked on what appeared to be an admission from its chief medical officer that delays in its urology department could have shortened the life of at least six cancer patients.
The SDHB has gone into damage control mode over a radio story about its troubled urology department, saying it never admitted six men would have a shorter life because of the delays.
ELECTION ISSUE: David Clark's spent a lot of time attacking National over Dunedin Hospital. With his chance of being health minister boosted by Jacinda Ardern’s leadership, he may soon have to defend it.
ELECTION ISSUE - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: Labour has ruled out strikes arising from its proposed fair pay agreements, but business is sceptical, Eileen Goodwin reports.
For five successive months, the Southern DHB has had the highest proportion of patients missing out on treatment after it was promised, new data reveals.
In what it calls an "unusual" step, student magazine Critic has endorsed the Labour Party in its last editorial before the election, stating "the only choice for students is clear".
ELECTION ISSUE: Education is a key battleground for the political parties’ competing agendas in this election, Eileen Goodwin reports.
ELECTION ISSUES: Health is a problem area for National, but Labour’s plan for the sector is vague, reports Eileen Goodwin.
A push for so-called "green days" at Dunedin Hospital has been defended from a claim it is a bureaucratic waste of time.
One hundred men are waiting for prostate biopsies at the stressed Dunedin Hospital urology department, and some of them will be sent to Southland Hospital, it has been confirmed.
New senior managers are being appointed at Southern District Health Board after a long period of high-level departures.
The Southern DHB shells out about $2.8 million every year to send patients to a mental health hospital in Christchurch deemed "substandard" by the Canterbury DHB.
Up to six lives could be saved every year in Otago and Southland through planned changes to trauma care, Dunedin intensive care specialist Mike Hunter says.