More affirmative action is needed for Māori and Pasifika health outcomes to improve, a new study says.
Southern doctors have slammed an MP's claim they are "catastrophising" plans to scrap anti-smoking legislation.
Oncologists are calling on southern MPs not to contribute to "the continued ill health and deaths" of constituents by supporting the repeal of smoke-free laws.
Health Minister Dr Shane Reti is assuring the public there will be a focus on training Māori and Pasifika doctors amid claims a proposed review of admission schemes was "racist dog whistling".
The number of ophthalmologists in Dunedin is one-third less than needed by the health system, new data shows.
University of Otago genetic disorders researcher Tim Morgan receives a Covid-19 booster shot from vaccinator Pamela Munro at the Dunedin Immunisation Centre in Hanover St on Saturday.
A young Dunedin woman "abandoned" by the healthcare system was in so much pain she requested assisted dying.
A Dunedin oncologist is "cautiously optimistic" about a clinical trial under way to combat a lethal cancer.
There are 60 full-time-equivalent aged-care psychiatrists in New Zealand — but the South has less than two, painting a grim future for those in need.
Fewer people are being referred to emergency psychiatric care following a joint approach by police and health workers to mental health callouts in Dunedin.
A solution to chronic back pain is one step closer after a Dunedin researcher was awarded a fellowship to trial a new brain-based stimulation treatment.
Planning for the new Dunedin hospital’s ophthalmology service is still ongoing, as the health system tries to ensure a service which had fallen foul of the health and disability commissioner will operate effectively from its new home.
A Dunedin aged care psychiatrist says he is "rushing from one crisis to another" as the Southern region struggles with severe understaffing.
Pharmacists are reporting a run on Rat kits and anti-viral packs as the southern region experiences a "fifth wave" of Covid-19.
Covid-19 cases and deaths are climbing in the South, as a leading epidemiologist warns New Zealand has entered its "fifth wave" of the virus.
Radiology staff at Dunedin hospital were left to make clinical decisions beyond their scope earlier this year, resulting in "severe or catastrophic" risk.
Construction of the new Dunedin hospital inpatient building takes a big step forward as the first foundation piles are driven on the site yesterday.
Remains of a historical tannery have been unearthed — along with arsenic — as archaeologists investigate the new Dunedin hospital site.