Health Minister David Clark has finally signed off the Southern District Health Board's annual plan, but only after issuing another stern warning that he expects the organisation to lower its deficit.
A new temporary ward in Dunedin Hospital for older people has been performing well, but has created an unforeseen problem, a report before the Southern District Health Board commissioners meeting...
Without the foresight of Dunedin's Presbyterian forefathers, the aged-care sector in Otago would be in a far worse state than it is today.
Finding the workforce to construct the main building of the new Dunedin Hospital will be the biggest hurdle for the $1billion project to overcome, a public meeting heard last night.
The Ministry of Health is hoping to conclude the purchase of two more properties for the new Dunedin hospital in the next two months, but has not bought any of the land it requires since early...
The Southern District Health Board's highest individual termination or personal grievance payment last financial year was $75,000.
A year ago Te Kaika health hub had the waiting room, the consulting rooms, the dental surgeries, and a vision ... but no patients.
More than 30,000 people are employed in aged care nationally, a workforce which will need to increase by at least half to cope with the ageing population. The Otago Daily Times series on ageing...
Resident doctors and district health boards began further mediation talks in Wellington this morning, as the unionists walked off the job for a 48-hour strike at 8am - the fourth such strike this...
Aristotle claimed nature abhorred a vacuum. But in politics, it's the reverse. A vacuum is terrific, as the absence of information allows a politician free rein to fill the void themselves, writes Mike Houlahan.
Southern District Health Board staff have been told "blunt instruments'' to cut costs will not be introduced, as the organisation battles a deficit more than $8million more than budgeted.
High-needs patients with multiple social disadvantages need better access to primary health care, a study shows.
Genuine increased investment in primary care is essential to make health services sustainable, the outgoing chief executive of WellSouth says.
With only four months left in the current financial year, just 12 of the country's 20 district health boards have had their financial plans signed off by Health Minister David Clark.
For the third time this year, Dr Rosa Tobin Stickings has spent her morning protesting outside Dunedin Hospital. She'd far rather be inside treating patients.
The new Dunedin Hospital should be able to provide most current clinical services on its central-city site, the chairman of the project’s clinical leadership group says.
Services left out of the scope of the new Dunedin Hospital build could go off-site to community health hubs.
Betty Ferguson is adamant. "I have made it quite clear to everybody: I’m here and I’m staying here. I am not going in to a home as long as I can still manage."