The transition from doctors’ general practices to Health Care Homes has picked up pace, with five more entering the Southern District Health Board’s programme.
A just-released University of Otago study highlights the need for stronger Government action over sugary drinks, to counter New Zealand's obesity epidemic.
A higher excise tax on alcohol would save society hundreds of millions of dollars, and result in fewer people dying or being injured in vehicle accidents, University of Otago researchers say.
Dunedin's hospital rebuild planning is ramping up as the Ministry of Health (MoH) employs a five-member project management team.
Increased aerobic exercise, including more walking or running, can cut the risk of subsequent death by up to 35% among women diagnosed with breast cancer, Prof Kathryn Schmitz says.
The Southern District Health Board is one of four DHBs to have racked up deficits of more than $10 million in the 2016-17 financial year.
Intended changes to the cervical cancer screening programme could harm women and leave them more at risk from the disease, University of Otago researchers say.
If heart valve replacement patient Ed Fraser had had his operation a year ago, he would probably still be in hospital.
Southland Hospital’s endoscopy service is to undergo external review, after surgeons wrote to the Southern DHB saying they had lost confidence in the "sub-standard" service.
As Christchurch Hospital battles to cope with a surge in patients suffering the after-effects of using synthetic cannabis, the director of the National Poisons Centre is pleading for people not to...
The 1918 flu pandemic cut a swathe across New Zealand, killing thousands of people in just a few weeks. Could such a deadly disease could strike again?
Government medicines regulator Medsafe is moving to curb the sale of pharmaceutical drugs privately via social media.
John Adams’ job is to bring a clinical voice to the design of the new Dunedin Hospital, but that is not the only voice concerning him.
The Southern District Health Board is committed to finding a solution to issues in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department and is working through options, chief executive Chris Fleming said.
The Southern District Health Board has restated its commitment to upgrading its beleaguered emergency department in the wake of the Ministry of Health urging it to improve waiting times.
Maternity services in Otago and Southland are to be bolstered by the Southern District Health Board after concerns measures in its maternity plan did not do enough for midwives and mothers.
Newly-released research into the effectiveness of health care homes bodes well for the policy’s introduction in the South, the Southern District Health Board says.