A $1million blow-out in the Southern District Health Board's budget for blood products is due to an unexpected surge in demand.
The Southern District Health Board will soon begin updating its emergency health plan, which expired last year.
District health board chief executives will be held to account if safe staffing levels for nurses and midwives are not in place by 2021, Health Minister David Clark says.
Students and staff at Studholme College in Dunedin have been offered antibiotics, after a student was diagnosed with meningococcal disease yesterday.
Dunedin hepatitis C campaigner Hazel Heal has welcomed Pharmac’s proposal to fund a new treatment for the disease.
Staff and students at Studholme College have been offered antibiotics, after a student was diagnosed with meningococcal disease today becoming the third student to be affected this year.
The Southern District Health Board is considering a proposal to develop a disability strategy for the region.
The Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) much-delayed maternity plan is still weeks away from being revealed.
Meeting targets for elective surgery, plus the high cost of blood products have resulted in Southern District Health Board's annual deficit surging past $13 million.
Health scientists are closely monitoring flu cases, as they wait for the annual seasonal peak of illnesses to arrive.
A Dunedin man's lengthy battle with ACC is about to have a parliamentary sequel, his successful Human Rights Review Tribunal case being the spur for a possible law change.
Four southern GP practices have taken the first step towards a new way of delivering primary healthcare, becoming "Health Care Homes".
ACC claimant support group Acclaim Otago is concerned that it may have "put itself on the outer" through its stand over a "gagging clause", linked to a new advisory panel.
Dunedin people are set to be trained to build the city's new hospital as the group co-ordinating the construction considers how to attract the more than 1000 people needed.
The Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) chief medical officer is cautiously optimistic that a recruitment trip to Britain has been successful.
A new online initiative asking people to report flu is starting small, but there are big hopes for its future.
The mother of a woman with a major depressive illness has called on the Southern District Health Board to reconsider its plans to shut down its ketamine treatment trial.