As children begin returning to school in the next week, the New Zealand Asthma and Respiratory Foundation has warned parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared for a spike in asthma...
More than 40% of "active review" patients in the South have not had a check-up in the past six months, the highest proportion in the country by far.
Southern District Health Board interim chief executive Chris Fleming has commended staff for getting the organisation through the three-day junior doctors’ strike.
The three-day junior doctors’ strike finishes today, but hopes of resolving the dispute appear to have faded.
The Southern District Health Board says releasing reports to the public about possible service changes would have a ''chilling effect'' on its ability to conduct its affairs.
Nearly 800 outpatients appointments and 63 elective treatments and procedures have been postponed by the Southern DHB due to the junior doctors' strike.
An "unwritten code" between unions not to accept members from other unions has been scrapped amid the St John industrial dispute, which has caused a rift between unions.
Figures showing the Ministry of Health shelled out more than $1.35million for redundancies in just 17 months indicate upheaval and a loss of experienced staff, Labour Party health spokeswoman Annette King says.
Former refugees in Dunedin are having trouble gaining access to funded counselling, and this has emerged as a "real hole" in their support system, a Dunedin GP says.
Five days before the junior doctors' strike, district health boards are not hopeful it will be averted.
Getting staff and patients to chat about hobbies and writing messages on a ''hope tree'' feature in a mental health method the Southern District Health Board wants to showcase to other boards.
Audit New Zealand has told the Southern District Health Board to sharpen up its act on financial disclosures after finding some interests had not been declared.
"Bad faith tactics" before last year’s junior doctors’ strike meant some senior doctors claimed less than they might have for providing cover, their union says ahead of the next strike.
The baby boomer generation is redefining old age, says departing Age Concern Otago chief executive Susan Davidson.
Dunedin's Dr Sally Pairman has been appointed to head the Europe-based International Confederation of Midwives.
The Ministry of Health has allocated an extra $2million in 2016-17 to help DHBs improve ophthalmology services.
New documents show Southern District Health Board and Ministry of Health officials were scrambling behind the scenes to deal with the ophthalmology crisis in southern hospitals. Released by the...
Junior doctors are voting on whether to take strike action in the new year.
The superbug vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) that colonised four patients at Wakari Hospital has been contained and there have been no further cases, the Southern District Health Board says.
The Southern District Health Board's head of planning and funding, Sandra Boardman, has resigned.