The number 39 has significance for the Gilchrist family; father Alastair was that old when he received a heart transplant, and daughter Anna was the same age when her organs changed many lives.
Local construction companies are confident they are in the running for work from the Dunedin Hospital project after the Ministry of Health's first ''market sounding'' meetings yesterday.
Senior doctors' claims of patient harm, aired in a 2017 internal survey, were not conveyed to him at the time, Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says.
Southern District Health Board may be a major beneficiary of new DHB funding changes announced by Health Minister David Clark yesterday.
The Southern District Health Board is yet to outline its response to the final version of a damning report calling for an urgent overhaul of its management of colorectal cancer.
Invercargill woman Khellsey-Anna Atley's days of low self-esteem are behind her following life-changing breast-reduction surgery.
Radiation therapists are concerned a lack of resources is putting patient wellbeing at risk, a medical union leader says.
An experienced rural midwife and an expert in the field have been chosen as key clinical leads for independent reviews into the Southern DHB's primary maternity system of care.
The waiting list for radiation oncology treatment is not just about numbers, it is about people living with anxiety and uncertainty.
Southern cancer patients are waiting months longer than they should to receive potentially life-saving radiation treatment.
The SDHB has all but conceded defeat on recruiting an additional neurosurgeon for Dunedin from within New Zealand.
Patients at risk of bowel cancer are being unfairly - and potentially illegally - kept in the dark by the current way of releasing test results, a group including University of Otago academics says.
The annual flu season is tracking well below a low rate of the disease, but more New Zealanders are testing positive to the illness than normal.
Ten months ago, the Southern District Health Board finished a review of its maternity services. There has been controversy ever since. Health reporter Mike Houlahan looks...
The Southern District Health Board has the fourth-highest deficit of the country's 20 DHBs, new figures show.
Concerned groups say the Bowel Screening Programme’s decision to ignore a recommendation to provide full results to GPs could result in unnecessary deaths. Former Otago Daily Times health reporter...
The next stage of the revamp of the southern primary healthcare system is about to begin, as Alliance South seeks expressions of interest in developing community health hubs.
Dunedin Hospital will have no neurosurgeon all weekend, a situation which will recur over the next six to eight weeks.
Southern District Health Board medical officer of health Marion Poore retired from the SDHB yesterday. She spoke to health reporter Mike Houlahan about a life’swork devoted to community health.