Covid-19 has been the abiding concern of the health profession for the past few months, but it is far from the only concern.
Covid-19 has shown the critical role Alliance South plays in delivering health services across the region, its new chairman says.
The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board and its fellow providers are to receive a major funding boost, the Government announced this morning.
The Covid-19 crisis has made this year’s International Nurses Day all the more significant, Southern District Health Board chief nursing and midwifery officer Jane Wilson said.
Debbie Mansfield is worried she will not be able to work or walk by the time she has a date for surgery.
The Southern District Health Board says it could take a year to catch up on cancelled and postponed surgeries in the wake of Covid-19.
As of today, active cases of Covid-19 in the South have dropped into single digits and the district has now gone 14 straight days without a new case of the virus being reported.
Two weeks after Gareth Milne had major surgery he lost his wife to breast cancer. They shared her last days after Milne was moved from Middlemore Hospital where he was recovering from back surgery...
The Southern District Health Board, one of the country's worst-hit regions for Covid-19, is confident it has turned a corner.
The South has now had 10 consecutive days without an increase in reported Covid-19 cases in the district.
The SDHB announced this afternoon there would be more testing of asymptomatic people in "high risk" communities in the South following a request from the Ministry of Health.
The South has reported no new cases of Covid-19 for three consecutive days for the first time since the outbreak began in the district.
University of Otago molecular biologist Associate Professor Jo-Ann Stanton has gained $235,746 in Government funding to develop a "game-changer" point-of-care test for Covid-19.
There are "hundreds and thousands" of flu vaccine doses in the South Island and people taking out their frustration on Dunedin healthcare workers is "not OK", the Prime Minister says.
There have been no new cases of coronavirus in the Southern DHB area over the latest reporting period.
The Ministry of Health has revealed there are no new cases of Covid-19 reported in the Southern area in the last 24 hours and a man who died from the virus on Friday was linked to the Bluff wedding cluster.
Although we now have DHBs that are responsible for both primary and secondary care, as anyone who has been to hospital knows, the transition in and out of hospital doesn’t always go smoothly, writes Pauline Norris.
There are four new confirmed or probable cases of Covid-19 in the Southern area the Ministry of Health has confirmed today.
Just two new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the southern region yesterday, one of the lowest daily increases across Otago and Southland for some days.