Newly released Ministry of Health emails concerning the Southern DHB's maternity strategy reveal the degree of confusion which surrounded the board's introduction of "maternal and child hubs".
Wellsouth, the southern region's primary health organisation, has released its annual report and launched a new strategic plan.
The Southern District Health Board's controversial maternity strategy seemed to be ''experimental'' and unreferenced, a midwifery academic says.
Research by the universities of Auckland and Otago shows the rate of antidepressants being dispensed is at an all-time high among young people.
Confusion and "a misalignment of expectations'' have dogged the Southern District Health Board's review of maternity care, a newly released report says.
A Dunedin man has died from Legionnaires Disease, which he is believed to have contracted from compost.
Research intended to make powerful new anti-cancer drugs even more effective is among University of Otago projects boosted by $3.8million in career development awards.
A Dunedin physiotherapist has had charges of professional misconduct upheld by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.
Eighteen months after being slated in a commissioner report, the SDHB's ophthalmology service is showing "enormous improvement'', the organisation says.
The Southern District Health Board is working with the Community Health Council to try to improve how it apologises to patients and families affected by adverse events.
More than 500 people will have operations or procedures deferred this week, due to ongoing industrial action by medical imaging technologists.
A damning report of Southern District Health Board urology services has national as well as regional implications, the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand says.
Decades of experience in health and nutrition forms the foundation of a new business for Dunedin woman Ruth Zeinert.
The southern region may be over the worst of its dose of measles - no more cases of the highly infectious disease have been reported in the past seven days.
Stephen Hoffman wanted to drive a truck until he was 70, but cancer treatment delays mean the 64-year-old now has a lower life-expectancy, and will never work again.
Her treatment was botched and the handling of her subsequent complaint about that labelled ''unacceptable''.
One third of patients were not treated within acceptable time frames as the Southern District Health Board reacted too slowly to a looming urology crisis, an investigation has found.
Managers at the Southern District Health Board were aware for around three years of issues with its urology service causing long delays in treatment, a Health and Disability Commissioner report has found.
Pete Hodgson, chairman of the Southern Partnership Group overseeing the construction of the new hospital, answers 10 commonly asked questions.