The Southern District Health Board is preparing a strategic case to adopt "generalism" at Dunedin Hospital. Mike Houlahan asks what generalism is, and what it might mean for...
The senior doctors union has reiterated its concerns about the Southern District Health Board’s survey of the hours its doctors work, claiming its outcome is ‘‘predetermined’’.
All Southern District Health Board senior medical and dental officers have been warned to maintain ‘‘scrupulous adherence’’ to the boundaries between their private and public work.
Senior Southern DHB medical staff have ‘‘seething anger’’ over the conduct and performance of the organisation’s management - and their organisation is at ‘‘teetering point’’, a veteran health unionist says.
A third of urgent cases seen at the Lumsden maternal and child hub in the weeks after it opened involved mothers who needed nitrous oxide for pain relief, newly released emails show.
The University of Otago has announced it has finally found a specialist urologist to take up the role of associate professor of urology, after hunting for more than a decade.
The Southern district is soon to have an elected health board once more. Four years after commissioner Kathy Grant was installed, along with deputy Richard Thomson, health reporter Mike Houlahan...
Newly released Ministry of Health emails concerning the Southern DHB's maternity strategy reveal the degree of confusion which surrounded the board's introduction of "maternal and child hubs".
Wellsouth, the southern region's primary health organisation, has released its annual report and launched a new strategic plan.
The Southern District Health Board's controversial maternity strategy seemed to be ''experimental'' and unreferenced, a midwifery academic says.
Research by the universities of Auckland and Otago shows the rate of antidepressants being dispensed is at an all-time high among young people.
Confusion and "a misalignment of expectations'' have dogged the Southern District Health Board's review of maternity care, a newly released report says.
A Dunedin man has died from Legionnaires Disease, which he is believed to have contracted from compost.
Research intended to make powerful new anti-cancer drugs even more effective is among University of Otago projects boosted by $3.8million in career development awards.
A Dunedin physiotherapist has had charges of professional misconduct upheld by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.
Eighteen months after being slated in a commissioner report, the SDHB's ophthalmology service is showing "enormous improvement'', the organisation says.
The Southern District Health Board is working with the Community Health Council to try to improve how it apologises to patients and families affected by adverse events.
More than 500 people will have operations or procedures deferred this week, due to ongoing industrial action by medical imaging technologists.