The Southern District Health Board says despite cutting housework assistance, it spends 16% more on elderly people than the national average.
General Practitioners at a symposium in Dunedin at the weekend were encouraged to educate themselves on medicinal drug risks because they would not get the whole story from pharmaceutical companies, who worked to increase their market, rather than inform it from a balanced perspective.
A win in Dunedin last week by West Otago woman Michelle Kennedy will benefit the whole West Otago community.
The redevelopment of the neonatal intensive care unit and paediatric ward at is expected to be the most expensive part of the $24.38 million capital works projects planned for Dunedin and Wakari hospitals.
Wataki residents can now get a health warrant of fitness from Oamaru Hospital, instead of going out of town and probably paying more.
By her 12th consecutive day working as a resident doctor at Southland Hospital, Dr Priya Shanmuganathan is "frazzled" and admits her work probably suffers.
Lack of money to invest in quality improvement can be a serious barrier to achieving a high-performing hospital, executive director of the Boston University Health Policy Institute Prof Alan Cohen says.
Although the outcome of the local-body elections is still three weeks away, work has already started on the ministerial process to appoint four Southern District Health Board members.
The Southern District Health Board is reducing its planning and funding department and centralising it in Dunedin.
A Christchurch nurse has been struck off for borrowing money from rest home patients and in one instance, a patient's daughter.
The University of Otago is keen to see a "strong academic component" in any future South Island neurosurgery service, the university's health sciences pro-vice-chancellor, Prof Don Roberton, says.
The Southern District Health Board has warned GPs about paracetamol after two young children were admitted to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department.
A University of Otago health researcher, Prof Philip Hill, is part of a scientific consortium that has used genome scanning to identify a gene associated with increased susceptibility to tuberculosis (Tb) in African populations.
A review looking at whether New Zealand needs a third medical school looks set to recommend keeping two schools, says Prof Des Gorman, executive chairman of a high-powered health committee.
A woman's lengthy battle to have her 62-year-old partner with Parkinson's disease provided with respite care in a place suited to his age has been successful.
A small end-of-year surplus has allowed the Otago Community Hospice to employ two staff to extend its services.
Waiting times for non-urgent radiology will increase because of the 24-hour radiographers' strike, Southern District Health Board diagnostic and support services Otago general manager Sonja Dillon says.
Warren Palmer is grateful for his quality of life - a quality which has allowed him to experience both sadness over the death of a much loved pet dog and the joy of a granddaughter's birth. ...
The South Island neurosurgery expert panel will be listening when the head of neurosurgery in Christchurch addresses clinicians today about New Zealand neurosurgery issues.