The southern region had the largest drop in cancer diagnoses nationwide during Covid-19 Alert Level 4 and 3, but regional hospitals are bracing for a surge in patients soon.
A new dedicated air conditioning system may be commissioned in an attempt to get the Southern District Health Board’s multimillion-dollar intensive care unit development fully open for patients.
The Southern District Health Board has no idea when the second stage of its multimillion-dollar intensive care unit development will be able to receive patients.
Fighting Covid-19 has cost the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board more than $7 million so far, on top of an estimated $6.85 million in lost revenue.
September's election looms as a debate over who has the best economic policies, underlined by Jacinda Ardern devoting her party congress speech to Labour’s Covid-19 recovery plans
Dunedin North MP David Clark says he never considered leaving politics, despite his resignation as a minister this week.
Thursday was meant to be a good day for David Clark.
The latest liquidator’s report into the companies operated by disgraced financial adviser Barry Kloogh has good news for some investors, but bad news for most.
The man who preceded David Clark as Dunedin North MP has backed the former health minister to return to Cabinet one day.
Dunedin North MP David Clark will stand for re-election in September, despite yesterday resigning as health minister.
Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins has joined Housing Minister Megan Woods in accusing Clutha Southland MP Hamish Walker of racism.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says while it was David Clark's decision to resign as Health Minister, she agreed he had to go.
Otago stands to be a major beneficiary from the Government’s post-Covid-19 infrastructure fund, after $260 million worth of projects were earmarked for the region.
The new Dunedin Hospital has cleared a vital hurdle, having its detailed business case approved in time for possible Cabinet consideration before the election.
Curing a disease is one thing, but Dunedin hepatitis campaigner Hazel Heal has set her sights higher.
The worst-kept secret in politics was finally confirmed this week, with the announcement that Mark Patterson will stand for New Zealand First in Taieri this election.
He's been before the cameras dozens of times in the past three months but director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield admits he still gets butterflies in his stomach when giving his Covid-19 briefings.
The vital and much delayed detailed business case for the new Dunedin Hospital should be finalised and sent to Cabinet next week.
The Southern District Health Board has been granted an extension by the Ministry of Health for its statement of performance expectations (SPE document).
After "a lot of angst", New Zealand First list MP Mark Patterson will stand in the Taieri electorate in September’s general election.