Senior doctors are ''happy'' to see the proposed public-private partnership for Dunedin Hospital ditched.
A new urologist will be hired at Dunedin Hospital to help deal with the crisis in the service.
Members of the Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society hope a meeting with key figures in its under-siege executive committee will help resolve an acrimonious split in the organisation.
A southern Alzheimer’s research project could be a game-changer in terms of prevention of the disease, those behind it say.
Primary healthcare is set for a significant boost in funding through a "completely new model" of healthcare proposed by the Southern District Health Board (SDHB).
An 88-year-old with multiple sclerosis will be a first-time protester outside the Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society in Dunedin tomorrow.
Seven counsellors could be laid off in a proposed shake-up of the University of Otago's mental health service.
The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand is taking the pulse of Otago to promote good health this week.
Southern District Health Board bosses were warned last year prostate cancer wait times were "not pretty" and could become public.
A two-month intensive outsourcing programme will clear the biggest waiting lists at Southern District Health Board but change is needed so they do not build up again, a senior visiting health...
The senior doctors’ union is urging New Zealand First to make good on a campaign promise and use its leverage to halt National’s plan to privatise the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
"Blitz lists" of prostate cancer surgery will be performed on weekends amid a wider recovery plan by the Southern District Health Board to deal with surgery delays.
A review highlighting long wait times for prostate cancer treatment should have been given to them last year, the SDHB's chief executive and commissioner say.
More than 3100 SDHB patients are overdue for an eye follow-up appointment as the board continues to deal with a crisis in its ophthalmology service.
A hunch Maori women could benefit from a non-Western therapy prompted a Dunedin psychologist to embark on an unusual study.
Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant says she is running a "billion-dollar business" and won’t step down over the prostate cancer crisis.
The SDHB has back-tracked on what appeared to be an admission from its chief medical officer that delays in its urology department could have shortened the life of at least six cancer patients.
The SDHB has gone into damage control mode over a radio story about its troubled urology department, saying it never admitted six men would have a shorter life because of the delays.
For five successive months, the Southern DHB has had the highest proportion of patients missing out on treatment after it was promised, new data reveals.
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