In part one of a two-part feature, health reporter Mike Houlahan looks at how Otago and Southland coped with a disease which killed about 1000 people in just a few weeks.
The reading might have been elevated after Monday's council meeting, but yesterday Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull's blood pressure was well within the healthy range.
A Dunedin doctor has been fined $26,000, and had conditions imposed on his practice for three years after altering medical records for his financial benefit.
"They would have been over the moon," retired Dunedin man Fin Heads said after officially presenting the children’s ward at Dunedin hospital with an electronic cot in memory of his late wife and son.
Dunedin's new hospital will have two main clinical buildings - one an out-patient facility for elective and planned operations, the other for in-patient and emergency procedures.
An Otago woman who believes she was regarded as a "time waster" by her doctors is now dying from a cancer which was not spotted on an MRI scan.
Everyone makes mistakes, but a doctor's mistake can be life changing. Health reporter Mike Houlahan lloks at what happens when things go wrong.
A woman whose Dunedin friend confronted her with a samurai sword says the incident would never have happened if her friend had not been turned away by mental health services hours before.
Cancer Society OtagoSouthland acting chief executive Mark Hamer and his family know first-hand the benefit of having the support of the society’s Supportive Care programme.
While for most people having a colonoscopy is no joking matter, Mosgiel resident Warren Wenlock is happy to bring some humour to the experience for future patients.
The Medical Council will assess the competence of a doctor whose failure to follow up a scan result has left a Dunedin woman facing terminal cancer.
Surgery in New Zealand hospitals has a soundtrack, newly published research in the New Zealand Medical Journal says.
Readers believe health money is distributed unfairly due to media coverage of funding decisions, new University of Otago research suggests.
A woman believes a Southern District Health Board stuff-up may have caused her to go deaf in one ear after waiting nine months for it to follow-up after a tumour diagnosis.
Beleaguered emergency departments have dragged down the Southern District Health Board’s performance in meeting national health targets.
Sound, practical advice for patients, families and carers on managing at home is the focus of the Kowhai Programme at Otago Community Hospice.
Otago Community Hospice chief executive Ginny Green is on a high after a ‘‘tremendous grant’’ helped to launch a new year of fundraising for the organisation.