The Southern District Health Board is trialling new initiatives to improve waiting times at its crammed emergency departments.
The Southern District Health Board is committed to overhauling its management of colorectal cancer but it cannot do that until it sorts out the culture around the gastroenterology department, chief executive Chris Fleming says.
The New Zealand Gastroenterology Society has offered to help Southern District Health Board staff cope with any extra demand for colonoscopy resulting from recent changes to the referral process.
One of the longest-running and most bitter health sector employment disputes ended yesterday after the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association agreed a new employment contract with district...
Despite deficits and pressures on waiting lists, at least 14 people have put their names forward to be on the Southern District Health Board.
The owners of Lumsden Maternity Centre say they will continue to fight for better maternity services in Northern Southland.
A new way of clarifying which tumour cells are most likely to spread could become a key weapon to protect patients, Dunedin scientists say.
The Southern District Health Board is poised to have its radiology service reaccredited after a successful audit.
The Southern District Health Board's deficit has blown out to $40 million, almost double what the organisation projected it would be this financial year.
Dunedin residents are being urged to check for measles symptoms after a case was confirmed in a man who travelled to the city.
The waiting list for radiation oncology treatment at the Southern District Health Board is on its way back down after blowing out to about 150 people earlier this year.
Appointing a locum neurosurgeon to support Dunedin Hospital's sole neurosurgeon, Ahmad Taha, has been delayed.
Dunedin-based passengers on a flight from Dunedin to Auckland last week may have been exposed to measles, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service has warned.
Southern District Health Board's response to the damning report into colonoscopy access has been slammed by the co-author of the report, Christchurch surgeon Phil Bagshaw.
The release of a damning report into the management of colorectal cancer by the Southern District Health Board will prompt change, the organisation insists.
If a treatment programme is proven to work money will be available to fund it, Health Minister David Clark told a gathering of mental health professionals in Dunedin yesterday.
Recognising unresolved or undeclared trauma is one key to lowering New Zealand's youth suicide rate, a visiting British psychotherapist says.
The Southern DHB says it is making improvements after a report identified concerns about the delayed diagnosis of bowel cancer.