The Southern District Health Board has been rated the lowest of any government agency yet assessed in the Treasury's investor confidence ratings.
Spine and neck injuries, post-surgery complications and a bad bleed suffered by patients in southern hospitals were caused by overseas-trained surgeons' lack of technical expertise, a new report says.
The Southern District Health Board has launched a new "Speak Up'' programme, to allow staff to raise workplace concerns or issues with a peer.
The Government has fast-tracked part of the new Dunedin Hospital build, as details of the $1.4 billion project emerge.
Fast-tracking the first stage of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild was good news, but it also meant having to accelerate planning for how to cope with the old, decaying building, Southern DHB chief...
The Southern District Health Board will soon appoint a new head of mental health, chief executive Chris Fleming says.
Mental health and addiction services are unbalanced, under-resourced, unfocused and require a major shakeup to make them patient-centric, the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction says.
The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction had a special plea to politicians in its 219-page report, released yesterday.
Dunedin Hospital’s state-of-the-art new critical care unit may not be open until the new year, the Southern District Health Board said yesterday.
A health initiative launched in Invercargill four years ago has yet to deliver marked improvement in the city residents’ wellbeing, a new report says.
New Zealand should stage pandemic preparedness exercises at least every four years, a new report recommends.
Many doctors struggle to identify — and then treat — pain, the editorial in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal says.
The Southern District Health Board may eventually move to a completely electronic system for staff access to personal health information in the wake of a clinician losing a file with details of 23...
The long-awaited use of Dunedin Hospital’s new $14.8 million critical care unit has been put off indefinitely.
Southlanders dealing with a range of medical issues stemming from sexual violence have been angered by planned changes to counselling services.
Almost half of all cancer patients would benefit from radiation therapy but medical students receive precious little training about it, a new study suggests.
A small but vocal group of midwives and their supporters took to the Octagon to demonstrate as part of today's strike action.
Demand for gastroenterology services has reached a record high but New Zealand lacks the specialists to treat those patients, a new report says.
A Milford Sound woman has been confirmed as having measles - the first case of the highly infectious illness in New Zealand since May.