Southern surgical waiting lists seem unlikely to be cleared any time soon, despite the region’s clinicians striving to keep some level of elective surgery going during a difficult winter.
It is quite possible that if Karyn Paringatai had not started delving into her whakapapa, she would not be around to advocate for greater awareness of stomach cancer.
Otago and Southland yesterday recorded its lowest number of new Covid-19 cases on a Friday since mid-February.
Be it an exchange of ideas or preaching to the converted, the Free Speech Union is entitled to provide a forum for people to speak their minds, writes Mike Houlahan.
A different kind of PDA was on show at the new Dunedin Hospital site yesterday — not a public display of affection, rather a pile-driving analysis.
The BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron have conquered Dunedin.
A quarter of the 20 beds at Gore Hospital are now being used by Covid-positive patients.
Doctors in Southland Hospital’s emergency department were so swamped with patients it meant a man’s dangerous infection was not treated sooner, the health and disability commissioner has found.
Southland Hospital is once more open to visitors after Covid-19 exposure events in two wards, but overall numbers of people in hospital with the disease in the region continued to rise yesterday.
On Tuesday Parliament took an important step towards lowering barriers and guaranteeing equality for all ... or not, take your pick.
Rural people have a higher mortality rate than city-dwellers and the health system should redefine what "rural" means to ensure people in those areas have fair access to healthcare, new research suggests.
Research at laboratories in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin suggests saliva tests are just as effective at detecting Covid-19 as nasal swabs.
Projections a newly released report makes about the availability of aged residential care beds in the South might be optimistic, a local operator says.
Six more southerners who had Covid-19 have died, elevating Otago and Southland to fourth-highest in the regional toll of pandemic deaths.
Southern clinicians are receiving training this week on how to manage monkeypox, just as the first South Island case of the disease is reported.
The health system throws an enormous amount of material away but a Christchurch firm is trying to get facilities to consider recycling and reuse.
The health system throws an enormous amount of material away but a Christchurch firm is trying to get facilities, including two Dunedin hospitals, to consider recycling and reuse.
Southland Hospital’s assessment, treatment and rehabilitation ward has once more been closed because of Covid-19 and influenza exposure.
Government plans to boost the health workforce have brassed off the nurses’ union, which believes the reforms announced yesterday by Health Minister Andrew Little prioritise doctors.
The story of a fraud perpetrated by Barry Kloogh mainly against Otago and Southland residents now has a world-wide audience.