A shortage of competent staff, asbestos issues, outdated computer systems and chronic waiting lists have led to Dunedin Hospital’s radiology service losing its accreditation status.
Scientists alone cannot defeat tuberculosis, and wider international partnerships are needed to help combat the world's top infectious disease killer.
As the Baby Boom generation enter their 70s, younger generations of Kiwis are putting plans in place to care for them in their old age. Health reporter Mike Houlahan asks how ready Otago is to give them a happy retirement.
Not only does the health system need to get ready for the ageing population but so does the legal system, Alison Douglas says.
School pupils still have many more months to wait before receiving long overdue dental check-ups.
A Dunedin woman with a potentially terminal neurological condition was outraged after being asked to wait almost nine months for an MRI scan.
The heart of the community will be ripped out if the Lumsden Maternity Centre is downgraded, local midwife Sarah Stokes says.
At any time, around 450 New Zealanders are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
As a teenager, Axel-Peter Pupuali’i had big plans, most of which involved playing rugby.
Midwives have targeted Health Minister David Clark’s Dunedin office as a campaign to address a funding crisis in the sector heats up.
A group fighting for improved working conditions for midwives has bombarded Health Minister David Clark's Dunedin office with heartbreaking stories midwives face every day in New Zealand.
A "haphazard" recruiting process has resulted in the Southern DHB failing to appoint the junior doctors required to implement the "safer rosters" schedule, the Resident Doctors Association says.
The design of the emergency department in the new Dunedin Hospital must take into account the needs of those with mental health issues, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine says.
Bold moves from Government are needed if New Zealand is to counter rising obesity, and a diabetes epidemic which could eventually overwhelm and "bankrupt'' the country's public health system.
The group driving the rebuilding of Dunedin Hospital remains on track to advise Health Minister David Clark of its preferred site by the end of next month.
The Southern District Health Board has introduced new "one-stop shop" urology clinics to attempt to consolidate gains made by its "super clinics" held last year.
Public awareness will be key to the success of a new online mental health tool, a health sector leader says.
Patients enrolled in a soon-to-be-scrapped SDHB ketamine trial have reacted angrily to the decision, saying they had no notice they would be expected to stop taking a drug they call their last hope.
The Southern District Health Board cannot afford not to implement its draft primary and community care plan, chief executive Chris Fleming says.
Dunedin Hospital’s emergency department is once more being stretched to its limits and many patients are waiting on beds in corridors to be seen by medical staff.