A mother who lost her Dunedin son to suicide says a government-led draft suicide prevention strategy is "spineless''.
Some new projects will need to be cut back by the Southern DHB after it had the "carpet pulled out from under our feet" by the Ministry of Health, board chief executive Chris Fleming says.
The already cash-strapped Southern District Health Board will have to make do without millions of dollars of much-needed funding, after a $38 million mistake by the Ministry of Health.
A $24million cash injection will allow University of Otago researchers to search for solutions to some of the big health challenges facing New Zealand.
The nurses' union is meeting the Southern District Health Board's mental health service to discuss an increase in assaults in a Dunedin inpatient ward.
The Dunedin Hospital rebuild could top $1billion, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
Southern District Health Board deputy chief executive Lexie O’Shea is leaving after her two roles were dumped in a proposed restructure.
The high-profile Budget boost for mental health is a "cut in real terms" and services will continue to struggle, two unions say after crunching the numbers.
The risk of death from influenza is much higher for Maori and Pacific people, men, and those in poverty, University of Otago research has found.
A new audiology unit officially opened yesterday at Wakari Hospital replaces the old unit at Dunedin Hospital.
A "huge jump" in children waiting over eight weeks for mental health appointments shows the Southern District Health Board is under strain, an MP says.
Many New Zealanders have had chlamydia without realising it, Dunedin Study research has shown.
The Dunedin City Council will assess the economic impact of having Dunedin Hospital in the central city in a bid to strengthen the case to keep it there.
A proposed cull of management roles at Southern District Health Board could save $2 million over two years, chief executive Chris Fleming says.
A clinical records area at Dunedin Hospital is largely off-limits because of asbestos, leading to potential delays for patients if their case notes are not available.
The Office of the Auditor-General has recommended urgent improvement to acute mental health services after it found serious shortcomings in follow-up plans and co-ordination.
New HIV cases are at their highest level since monitoring began in 1985, new figures show.
An anonymous complaint submitted by a group of midwives alleging midwifery is at a ''crisis point'' is being handled by the Ministry of Health.
The politically-appointed group involved with the Dunedin Hospital redevelopment incurred fees and expenses of nearly $84,000 in a 12-month period, an Official Information Act response shows.
Patients are waiting up to 272 days for an MRI scan and 210 days for a CT scan at Southern District Health Board.