Diana Sarfati’s life work has been to improve cancer treatment. Now the University of Otago, Wellington academic has six months to make a lasting difference.
Queenstown and the Lakes district have received additional doses of the measles vaccine, as health authorities battle to contain an outbreak of the disease in the town.
People born between 1970 and 1990 are being encouraged to check whether they have been vaccinated against measles, in the wake of an increasing number of cases of the disease in New Zealand this year.
The current funding model for aged residential care does not meet people's needs and should be changed, a major new report says.
Dunedin's neurosurgery service's staffing levels are ''inherently unsafe'', an independent report of the service says.
New Zealand's rapidly ageing population must be considered when new hospitals, such as the coming $1.2 billion new Dunedin Hospital, are built, a newly released report on New Zealand's health...
The South Island neurosurgery service has never functioned in a way for services to be properly offered in both Christchurch and Dunedin, a scathing report says.
More resources are needed for colonoscopy services throughout the country, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' outgoing medical director Richard Medlicott says.
A top Dunedin doctor says the "dangerous" practice of ambulance ramping has not yet reached the city but the hospital’s emergency department has run close.
Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders suffering asthma have been given hope by a life-changing study involving the University of Otago.
The Southern District Health Board may have to postpone X-rays and scans next Monday, after medical imaging technologists gave notice of strike action.
Doctors are reluctant to refer potential bowel cancer patients to the trouble-plagued Dunedin Hospital gastroenterology department in fear a colonoscopy request will be declined, a local GP says.
The Southern District Health Board is trialling new initiatives to improve waiting times at its crammed emergency departments.
The Southern District Health Board is committed to overhauling its management of colorectal cancer but it cannot do that until it sorts out the culture around the gastroenterology department, chief executive Chris Fleming says.
The New Zealand Gastroenterology Society has offered to help Southern District Health Board staff cope with any extra demand for colonoscopy resulting from recent changes to the referral process.
One of the longest-running and most bitter health sector employment disputes ended yesterday after the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association agreed a new employment contract with district...
Despite deficits and pressures on waiting lists, at least 14 people have put their names forward to be on the Southern District Health Board.
The owners of Lumsden Maternity Centre say they will continue to fight for better maternity services in Northern Southland.
A new way of clarifying which tumour cells are most likely to spread could become a key weapon to protect patients, Dunedin scientists say.