Orthopaedic patients could find themselves being operated on at Timaru Hospital, as the Southern District Health Board tries to clear a lengthening waiting list.
Health Minister Andrew Little has demanded that the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board break even in the next financial year.
The party was for the Te Rauone community but all of Dunedin should celebrate approval to restore the beach at the peninsula hamlet, local identity Des Smith says.
In February last year, as he watched TV footage of Italian doctors working in field tents, SDHB critical care director Craig Carr wondered and worried what would happen if Covid-19 overwhelmed the region’s hospitals.
Covid-19 has, to date, been a success story for the southern health system, but it could have been much, much worse. Mike Houlahan talks to officials about the scale of the challenge the pandemic has posed them.
A year after it was due to open, stage two of Dunedin Hospital’s intensive care unit upgrade may be a step closer to receiving patients.
On the anniversary of Covid-19 arriving into New Zealanders’ lives, health reporter Mike Houlahan begins a series in which we talk to Southerners with first-hand experience of what a global pandemic which has killed 2.5million worldwide so far entails.
If visiting the New Zealand Parliament is on your "must do" list, there are few better days to pick than when the House is dealing with Treaty of Waitangi settlement Bills.
On March 6 Logan Park High School co-principals Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills were among a group of Dunedin school leaders given a briefing about a potential pandemic disease.
Mandy Murphy normally only has one colleague for company in her role as a communicable diseases nurse for Southland and Queenstown Lakes.
Wanaka couple Roy Rose and Leanne Taylor-Rose no longer have active cases of Covid-19, but that does not mean the disease has released them from its clutches.
An earthquake or terrorist event would probably overwhelm southern hospitals, outgoing Southern District Health Board trauma services director Mike Hunter says.
Award-winning film company NHNZ will stay in Dunedin, after confirmation late yesterday that it had a new majority shareholder.
It did not take long for Covid-19 to make its malign presence felt in the political debate of 2021, as the reappearance of the pandemic disease in the community dominated proceedings this week.
Outgoing WellSouth medical director Stephen Graham has overseen a period of more change for general practice than he could ever have imagined, Mike Houlahan reports.
Procedures for building access ramps and altering bathrooms to make the homes of disabled people easier to live in will change, after a successful petition from a Dunedin man.
Front-rowers Mahonri Auva’a and Steve Salelea have a pre-season rugby training story none of their mates back in Auckland can tell — the day they tried to catch an oversized sheep.