A formal audit of the Southern District Health Board’s urology service has yet to be carried out, a year after a scathing report into its performance was released.
Primary care nurses walked off the job in GP clinics and medical practices around the region yesterday as part of a nationwide strike.
Significant cost and travel barriers may prevent southern women from using contraceptive devices such as IUDs, new research suggests.
The challenges facing the new Dunedin Hospital are "no better or worse than they have always been", project steering group chairman Pete Hodgson says.
Demolition of another building to make way for Dunedin's new hospital will start next week followed by noisy pile testing.
A newly-released study makes a strong case for lung cancer screening in this country and brings it closer to reality, researchers say.
More than 1000 Southern District Health Board patients have been waiting more than four months for planned surgery.
The status of the business case for the new Dunedin Hospital remains uncertain, and the Health Minister is refusing to say whether it was discussed by Cabinet this week.
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Covid-19 testing rates across the southern region increased almost sevenfold in a day, with more than 1300 people being tested for the disease yesterday.
The Southern DHB says all health services will continue at this stage, with appropriate hygiene and safety measures in place, and testing will be ramped up in Alert Level 2.
Covid-19 may have contributed to flu vaccination rates in the South for Maori aged 65 years and older lagging behind.
A Dunedin intensive care nurse is fighting for her life in that very unit after collapsing at 32 weeks pregnant.
Events in Victoria, where hundreds of people a day are testing positive to Covid-19 and several deaths, show the battle in the South against the pandemic is far from over, leading doctors say.
Southern hospitals are facing a serious shortage of senior medical officers (SMOs), which may be affecting patient care.
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.