Health boards are discussing nationally whether patients will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before planned surgery.
Clinicians are planning for a Covid-19 worst-case scenario in which close to 900 cases a week are reported in Otago and Southland and 40 people are in hospital.
A vast amount of work needs to be done before New Zealanders know how their new-look health system will work, an Otago academic says.
The Queenstown-Lakes District is now the most Covid-protected place in the country with nearly 100% of its eligible population having had one dose of the vaccine.
There are twin armchairs in the Keene family lounge, his and hers. Tom Keene sits in his — Joan Keene’s chair is empty.
Dunedin is still leading the way on Covid-19 vaccinations. The latest data from the Ministry of Health shows, as of this morning, 72.2 per cent of eligible people in Dunedin were fully vaccinated compared to 69 per cent on Wednesday.
Time is running out for people to get vaccinated before Covid-19 circulates throughout the country. But what's in the vaccine? Is it safe? Why was it approved so quickly? Grant Miller talks to some experts about the science behind the vaccine.
Having a "fact-off" with an anti-vaxxer is unlikely to be productive for anyone, communications adviser Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw says.
If the South is to reach a 90% vaccination rate, carefully considered and targeted whanau-centric information must be the focus, Maori health professionals say.
The Southern District Health Board region faces a significant shortage of aged residential care nurses, and the board itself is part of the problem.
The Ministry of Health is advertising for a main contractor and facade contractor for the new Dunedin Hospital outpatient building.
All women whose BreastScreen Otago Southland mammograms were referred for an urgent reassessment following a botched initial reading have been cleared of having cancer.
The most dangerous phase of the Covid-19 pandemic could still be ahead for New Zealand, and opening borders, even with high vaccination rates, could lead to thousands of deaths, it was suggested yesterday.
Dozens of Otago and Southland women face an anxious few weeks after being recalled for mammograms and other breast assessments to be redone.
Gynaecologists in the South have started using a new technique which both reduces trauma for their patients and makes operations such as a hysterectomy much easier for surgeons.
Southern District Health Board healthcare assistant Jacquie Williams is surrounded by knitted baby clothing, after staff at Queen Mary Maternity Unit at Dunedin Hospital asked the community to help...
The Southern District Health Board, which is already on the lookout for a new MRI machine, may add two new CT scanners to that purchase.
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, many New Zealanders are likely to be surprised to learn that about 5% of our national emissions total comes from our healthcare sector.