Prime Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman are coming to Dunedin today to make a big election promise about the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
Students at the University of Otago are being offered free booster shots after an outbreak of mumps was confirmed in Dunedin.
Some operations are being postponed at Dunedin Hospital because of the water contamination scare, the Southern District Health Board said yesterday.
The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association has called for a national taskforce on orthopaedic surgery to avert ''a looming crisis''.
Dunedin Hospital has opened an emergency operations centre (EOC) in the wake of the water-quality scare in north Dunedin.
Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming has admitted describing relationships at Dunedin Hospital as ''toxic'' but says his comment was misconstrued.
Urology patients in Dunedin have been at ''significant'' risk while specialists argued with senior management over staffing and refused some work in a bid to force managers to act.
The Southern District Health Board could have faced a penalty of about $18 million for failing to provide timely services, but it was waived, it emerged yesterday.
The wife of a Dunedin urologist has written an emotional letter to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman demanding an apology for calling the department "toxic".
Losing $1 million for not doing enough surgery did not affect patients at the beleaguered Southern District Health Board, deputy commissioner Richard Thomson says.
A suicide prevention trainer from England will introduce new ideas to a Dunedin mental health audience at a special workshop, an organiser says.
The Southern District Health Board is dipping into a special maintenance fund to cover a cost blowout in its new intensive care unit.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman appears unapologetic about labelling Dunedin Hospital's struggling urology department ''toxic''.
Health staff are being urged to look past ''formal media'' and get news about the organisation from official Southern District Health Board channels.
The Southern District Health Board did not go ahead with a recommendation to issue helmets to mental health staff.
A leading clinician has called for mothballed parts of Dunedin Hospital to be reopened as the hospital grapples with a patient care crisis.
The Southern District Health Board’s urology service is the worst in New Zealand, a leading figure in the field says.
An embattled Southern District Health Board hopes an extra ICU bed will alleviate ongoing cardiac surgery woes in Dunedin.
Ewen Kerstens, of Dunedin, has been waiting for months for a biopsy to find out if he has prostate cancer, and the 61-year-old is frustrated and worried.
The Dunedin Hospital rebuild could cost $1billion, Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed.