The most dangerous phase of the Covid-19 pandemic could still be ahead for New Zealand, and opening borders, even with high vaccination rates, could lead to thousands of deaths, it was suggested yesterday.
Dozens of Otago and Southland women face an anxious few weeks after being recalled for mammograms and other breast assessments to be redone.
Gynaecologists in the South have started using a new technique which both reduces trauma for their patients and makes operations such as a hysterectomy much easier for surgeons.
Southern District Health Board healthcare assistant Jacquie Williams is surrounded by knitted baby clothing, after staff at Queen Mary Maternity Unit at Dunedin Hospital asked the community to help...
The Southern District Health Board, which is already on the lookout for a new MRI machine, may add two new CT scanners to that purchase.
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, many New Zealanders are likely to be surprised to learn that about 5% of our national emissions total comes from our healthcare sector.
Southern health organisations are sending reinforcements north to help Auckland colleagues battling to contain the outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19.
A Dunedin nurse who's leaving his family behind to help with Auckland's Covid-19 effort says he's doing it to keep them - and the whole country - safe.
Some general practitioners have reported their patients were stockpiling, hoarding and panic-buying medications following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
Cancer patients in the South are continuing to receive treatment in local hospitals, and the Southern DHB is considering continuing to outsource treatment to Christchurch despite the lockdown.
Recently the Southern District Health Board considered a confronting report which set out in stark detail the differing life expectancies in Otago and Southland if you are Maori or another...
Health and safety regulator WorkSafe is working with the Southern District Health Board on how to improve the beleaguered emergency department at Dunedin Hospital.
COPD patients and their healthcare providers are being urged to consider the possible benefits and harms of escalating treatment from one to two long-acting bronchodilators.
Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations are becoming a feature for several southern clinics, with the health board’s blessing.
Southern mental health services have been subject to a second in-depth investigation in the past three years - a review which everyone hopes will ease the strain on a sector under severe pressure.
A mother who was caught poisoning her son at hospitals in Auckland and Dunedin as medical staff scrambled to save the toddler's life has been sentenced to 11 months of home detention.