A woman with long-term psychiatric issues who injured a stranger while she was undergoing community-based treatment received inadequate care from the Southern DHB, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found.
The Southern District Health Board's mental health directorate is working with the team delivering the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital about improving its facilities, new mental health director Evan...
A mentally ill woman who harmed a stranger was let down by the Southern District Health Board, the Mental Health Commissioner says.
A Dunedin man's petition calling for improvement in the process to make disabled people's homes more accessible will be presented to Parliament next week.
Dunedin Hospital nurse Jen Gow has received the inaugural Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Award for outstanding contribution at the Otago Nursing Excellence Awards.
A claim of "inter-service warfare" has emerged in a damning review of Southland access to Southern District Health Board's colonoscopy service.
Auditors reviewing cases over concerns about colonoscopy access through the Southern District Health Board limited their review because it was taking too long to get complete clinical records.
Otago Community Hospice is developing a pilot programme where family caregivers will be given training to help care for their loved ones at home.
A year into the Southern DHB roll-out of the National Bowel Screening programme and "tangible effects'' can already be seen.
In the final part of the Otago Daily Times ageing series, Mike Houlahan looks at what steps New Zealand’s government is taking to ensure older people are safe and well.
Both sides in the resident doctors dispute hope facilitation talks which begin next week can find a resolution to the long-running and increasingly sour employment contract process.
When the government finalises its medicinal cannabis scheme it needs to clearly define what "medicinal'' cannabis is, University of Otago academics say.
About 30 striking junior doctors and supporters protested outside Health Minister David Clark's office at midday.
A key component in the Southern District Health Board's plan to restore its shaky financial position has been imperilled by the looming five-day resident doctors' strike.
New Zealand Registered Doctors' Association members have decided to strike for five days, causing disruption to southern hospital services.
The St John ambulance service says it is learning from its mistakes as complaints about its performance mount up.
A bowel screening programme that began a year ago is having a significant impact on the lives of Southern residents.
More than $500,000 of fines and reparations have been imposed on the Southern District Health Board and a contractor after a man's arm was almost severed while working at the Dunedin hospital.