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.
A public inquiry into colorectal cancer management by the Southern District Health Board is being called for by the co-author of a recent damning review of colonoscopy access.
Some junior doctors report being "broken" by their time in the Dunedin department of gastroenterology, according to a hard-hitting letter to the Southern District Health Board.
As the volunteer input into clearing rubbish from the Fox Glacier landfill spill winds down, a decision has yet to be made on the future of the remains of the dump.
ODT columnist Elspeth McLean reflects on her rubbish holiday at Fox Glacier volunteering in help clean the mess after severe March rain dislodged an old dump.
Southern District Health Board's response to the damning report into colonoscopy access has been slammed by the co-author of the report, Christchurch surgeon Phil Bagshaw.
Dear David, People who know me, realise I am not great with silence. If there’s a pause in a conversation, I just have to overflow into it with whatever is produced by the moths colliding in my head.
Senior doctors' claims of patient harm, aired in a 2017 internal survey, were not conveyed to him at the time, Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says.