Keeping the oncology department separate from the new Dunedin Hospital, as intended by planners, will mean 1400 ambulance trips a year between the two buildings, a cancer clinician estimates.
In a race of any kind a clean get-away is essential, and Invercargill National MP Sarah Dowie has managed just that.
The recently released national cancer action plan offers a clear vision of how to tackle the killer disease, Southern District Health Board medical oncology clinical director Blair McLaren...
Locating radiation oncology services outside the new Dunedin Hospital buildings should be urgently rethought, a senior cancer physician says.
Health officials have highlighted places infectious measles patients in Oamaru and Dunedin have visited, in an attempt to keep the current outbreak of the disease in check.
Health Minister David Clark has strongly hinted money could be available to renovate or replace not-fit-for-purpose buildings at Wakari Hospital if the SDHB puts forward a compelling case.
Investors in Dunedin financial planner Barry Kloogh's doomed investment companies were unwittingly paying into a Ponzi scheme, the liquidator of the companies says.
Waitaki Boys High School in Oamaru and Meridian Mall in Dunedin are among the new locations in the South revealed to have been visited by infectious measles patients.
Its deficit and waiting lists are pressing issues, but the incoming Southern District Health Board will have plenty of other weighty items on its agenda. Health reporter Mike Houlahan reports.
The region's measles outbreak has spread beyond Queenstown, with cases now detected in Wanaka, Dunedin and Oamaru.
Three Dunedin Hospital staff are about to be checked over by St John after a chemical spill at the site yesterday.
Patients and staff deserve better facilities than those available at Wakari Hospital, mental health sector workers say.
Almost all of Wakari Hospital's facilities are not fit for purpose, pose safety risks to patients and staff, and hinder appropriate treatment of patients, a leaked report says.
Southern hospitals coped well with the first of two planned strikes by medical imaging technologists, but warn the real impact of the stopwork might not yet have emerged.
Up to a third of scheduled appointments at some southern hospital services may be postponed this week due to industrial action by medical imaging technologists.
Six years in the dreaming and 18 months in the building, St Hilda's Collegiate School's new creative arts centre was officially opened yesterday.
Canterbury clinicians are providing cover to keep the Southern District Health Board's radiation oncology service running during a looming staff shortage.
Dunedin Hospital's emergency department has had a big increase in people leaving without being treated.