The disproportionately high rate of tuberculosis in New Zealand’s Maori population is partly due to the disease’s correlation with poverty, an Otago researcher says.
Cardiac surgery services at Dunedin Hospital are under pressure due to a sudden influx of severely ill patients.
The Southern District Health Board is working with outside experts to establish why its numbers of infections of all types rose last year.
An ageing population will place unprecedented demand on hospice services — a tide of patients Otago Community Hospice is preparing for now.
Cabinet dispensation was required for the Minister of Health to rule out a public-private partnership to build the new Dunedin Hospital, a newly released Cabinet paper says.
Few people like being told they are overweight — and portly patients seeing their doctors are no exception.
The firm hired by the Southern District Health Board to clear its backlog of ophthalmology cases says it is on course to carry out its contracted 1000 appointments.
Jacob Grieve from Lumino The Dentists: Pitt St Dental clinic works on Mark Madill on Saturday.
University of Otago researchers hope a new study will raise awareness that some doctors do not always follow the guidelines when prescribing additional medicines to patients already taking a common...
The government-commissioned inquiry into mental health and addiction has begun with a series of public meetings, and its consultation document has been issued.
The Southern DHB repeatedly promised to rectify issues with Dunedin Hospital’s radiology department but continually failed to do so, a newly released report says.
New University of Otago research suggests some patients are not receiving adequate information about their newly prescribed medicines.
Doctors clinics are about to become ``healthcare homes'' as the new primary health care plan for the South is implemented.
The national bowel cancer screening programme has begun in the Southern District Health Board region.
A larger emergency department and more surgical facilities will probably be a part of the new Dunedin hospital, rebuild convener Pete Hodgson says.
The opening of the new, expanded gastroenterology unit at Dunedin Hospital is set to coincide with the roll-out of the national bowel screening programme across the southern region.
More needs to be done to close the gap between rich and poor when it comes to dental work, an Otago academic says.
Winter is coming, and so are colds, fevers, chills and flus. Health reporter MikeHoulahan considers whether to get a flu injection.
The youngest patient Jill Oliver has scanned was just 2 hours old and the oldest was 104.
The Southern District Health Board yesterday launched a campaign aimed at getting people out of their beds.