Strike action by medical imaging technologists has not prevented southern region patients in life-threatening situations from accessing X-rays or scans if they needed them, the Southern DHB says.
In 2015, before he was suddenly interrupted, John Chambers was a member of the Southern District Health Board.
Crown workplace safety agency WorkSafe will scrutinise health and safety practices at Wakari Hospital after being notified of an issue at the hospital last month.
The drug-buyer Pharmac will widen access to the intrauterine device Mirena and another similar long-acting IUD system known as Jaydess.
The SDHB has confirmed seven residents from Queenstown and one from Gore as new measles cases this week bringing to total number of cases in the Southern region to 66.
As work continues to get ready for demolition of the former Cadbury Factory in Dunedin, potential demolition contract tenderers are being shown through the old factory.
One-off costs have caused the Southern District Health Board's deficit to blow out to $85.8million - almost four times over budget.
Issues with the inner-city Dunedin site, particularly concerning the cost of piles to build on reclaimed land, are believed to be concerning hospital planners and behind a bid to reduce the footprint of the new hospital.
Keeping the oncology department separate from the new Dunedin Hospital, as intended by planners, will mean 1400 ambulance trips a year between the two buildings, a cancer clinician estimates.
Midwives and southern region emergency care providers met yesterday to discuss a controversial proposed change which could result in midwives being replaced by paramedics on rescue helicopter...
The recent Government-commissioned inquiry into mental health has created a rich opportunity for researchers in the field, a University of Otago academic says.
Locating radiation oncology services outside the new Dunedin Hospital buildings should be urgently rethought, a senior cancer physician says.
Waitaki Boys High School in Oamaru and Meridian Mall in Dunedin are among the new locations in the South revealed to have been visited by infectious measles patients.
Its deficit and waiting lists are pressing issues, but the incoming Southern District Health Board will have plenty of other weighty items on its agenda. Health reporter Mike Houlahan reports.
The region's measles outbreak has spread beyond Queenstown, with cases now detected in Wanaka, Dunedin and Oamaru.
Southern hospitals coped well with the first of two planned strikes by medical imaging technologists, but warn the real impact of the stopwork might not yet have emerged.
Almost all of Wakari Hospital's facilities are not fit for purpose, pose safety risks to patients and staff, and hinder appropriate treatment of patients, a leaked report says.
The only neurosurgeon working for the Southern District Health board area says patients are at risk because there aren't enough neurosurgeons and he's calling on the government to help.
What do the candidates in the 2019 local body election stand for? The Otago Daily Times gave nominees for the Southern District Health Board the opportunity to answer some questions.