New Zealand’s poor rating internationally for pandemic readiness is not reassuring, Prof Sir David Skegg says.
A report due at the end of this month will give the Dunedin City Council a better understanding of how much plastic which could have been recycled is going to landfill.
Dunedin Hospital’s emergency department is expecting more patients, given the increased number of people in the city for major events over the next week.
At least three people are expected to seek the Labour Party nomination for the Dunedin South electorate to be vacated by sitting member of Parliament Clare Curran at this year’s September general...
This year’s Dunedin area co-ordinator for the Heart Foundation New Zealand’s annual street appeal John Dennison jokes that at almost 80 years old he might be getting to the age where he could...
The authors of last year’s damning report into the Southern District Health Board’s colonoscopy service and bowel cancer treatment waiting times are not convinced new proposals will solve...
Helping businesses to become more dementia friendly is the aim of an Alzheimers Otago’s six-month pilot programme.
Voters in the Dunedin area wanting to post their votes for the local government elections may find the post box they used last election has disappeared.
The Ministry of Health does not have an appropriate way to estimate the demand for colonoscopy, University of Otago epidemiologist and screening authority Associate Prof Brian Cox says.
Emails about a 2017 endoscopy service survey in which some Southern DHB doctors claimed patients had been harmed reveal the service manager’s dissatisfaction with the recent damning independent review. Elspeth McLean reports.
The man brought in to help resolve longstanding differences involving the Southern District Health Board's gastroenterology service has been given a free rein.
Lines will be painted around garden plots on the shared cycleway between Portobello and Broad Bay to make the gardens easier to see in the dark, the DCC says.
Telling people off for not voting isn't the way to boost voter turnout in elections, University of Otago politics professor Janine Hayward says.
People keen to get involved in conservation but not sure where to start may get some ideas from the Conservation Week exhibition at the Otago Museum next week.
People born between 1970 and 1990 are being encouraged to check whether they have been vaccinated against measles, in the wake of an increasing number of cases of the disease in New Zealand this year.
More resources are needed for colonoscopy services throughout the country, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' outgoing medical director Richard Medlicott says.
Christchurch surgeon Phil Bagshaw is relieved Health Minister David Clark will meet him next week to discuss the recent report into colonoscopy access and colorectal cancer management in the Southern DHB region.
The New Zealand Gastroenterology Society has offered to help Southern District Health Board staff cope with any extra demand for colonoscopy resulting from recent changes to the referral process.
The Southern District Health Board is committed to overhauling its management of colorectal cancer but it cannot do that until it sorts out the culture around the gastroenterology department, chief executive Chris Fleming says.