The law governing synthetic cannabis and other "legal highs" has not achieved its purpose of protecting health and minimising harm, the Ministry of Health says.
Dunedin Hospital’s new $14.8 million critical care facility remains closed almost two months after it was due to open to patients.
New Zealand should steer a middle course between strict prohibition and complete legalisation when and if it overhauls cannabis laws, University of Otago researchers say.
There are twin armchairs in the Keene family lounge, his and hers. Tom Keene sits in his — Joan Keene’s chair is empty.
The number of South Islanders with dementia will double within 20 years, but the country is far from ready from being able to cope, health reporter Mike Houlahan finds.
Dunedin resident doctors have staged a small but noisy protest this afternoon, as part of a two day nationwide strike which began at 7am.
Dunedin resident doctor James Anderson and many of his colleagues walked off the wards this morning, as a 48-hour strike began at 7am.
Hopes that discord between resident doctors and district health boards might be settled quickly took a blow yesterday after the union announced a second strike.
Top district health board pay last year went to four Auckland surgeons with packages topping $1 million.
Eight district health boards had pay packages for their chief executives of $500,000 or more last financial year.
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Talks between resident doctors and district health boards have broken down, meaning thousands of patients face having their operations postponed next week when doctors walk off the job.
Mediation beginning tomorrow may avert a planned strike by resident medical officers which threatens to disrupt hospitals across New Zealand.
New ways of helping people faced with a mental health crisis need to be explored, University of Otago research says.
About three-quarters of doctors would likely advise against a patient having a medical test they did not need and would probably not provide it if asked, a recent survey shows.
Six Southerners suffered vision loss in 2017-18 due to administrative shortcomings in the Southern District Health Board’s ophthalmology department.
The Southern District Health Board has employed 16 new nurses as it moves towards meeting safe staffing requirements.
The Southern District Health Board has been rated the lowest of any government agency yet assessed in the Treasury's investor confidence ratings.