An impending independent review of the Southern District Health Board’s mental health and addiction services should be seen as an opportunity for improvement, the psychiatrist steering the work says.
A shortage of registered nurses is posing issues for management of difficult patients at Wakari Hospital.
The man charged with righting the Southern District Health Board’s foundering colonoscopy service asked for his terms of reference to be rewritten to make them much tougher.
Profits from a property sale may offer some crumbs of comfort to out-of-pocket victims of fraudulent financial adviser Barry Kloogh.
NZ's health service wasn't ready to introduce the bowel cancer screening programme when it began and issues at the Southern DHB's colonoscopy service reflected that, an editorial in today’s Medical Journal says.
Being pitched into a mass of stinging insects might not sound like everyone’s idea of a birthday treat.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards was in our patch this week, briefing institutions and individuals on far-reaching law changes about to take effect in his patch.
The Cancer Society yesterday benefited from a final act of generosity by a man who had already given much to his community.
Outgoing hospital rebuild chairman Pete Hodgson has a simple explanation as to why his role with the project is changing: "I’ve never built a hospital and it’s important we engage people who are...
Hip and knee replacement are the most common reasons people claim on their health insurance, newly released data suggests.
The long-awaited opening of stage two of Dunedin Hospital’s intensive care unit upgrade appears to still be many months away.
Given the rollercoaster ride he has been on this year, it is unlikely Dunedin-based National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse will remember 2020 fondly.
Dunedin National list MP Michael Woodhouse has been restored to favour, being named shadow finance minister yesterday by party leader Judith Collins.