Extra funding to combat rheumatic fever will not be provided in Otago and Southland where there have been no notifications of the acute disease in the last five years.
A GP skin lesion surgery service will possibly not meet demand because of funding restrictions, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.
Dunedin's Mornington Health Centre is in talks to buy an adjacent section as it considers expanding and taking over services offered by Southern District Health Board.
The Government, in the guise of Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne, announced last week a crackdown on the synthetic cannabis product Kronic.
American researchers may, at long last, have found a better way to encourage youngsters to eat those healthy but often massively little-loved vegetables.
Brian Rousseau has resigned as Chief Executive of Southern District Health Board.
Although Germany's lethal E. coli outbreak seems far away, there is no room for complacency over the potential dangers posed by the same rare strain of bacteria in New Zealand, University of Otago Prof Kurt Krause warns.
Despite fearing it could be wasting its time, the Wakatipu health governance reference group will continue its deliberations over a governance model for the area's health services, chairman Graeme Todd says.
The Southern District Health Board saves about $2000, plus travel and other expenses, every month Health Minister Tony Ryall does not make the final appointment to its board.
Ground-breaking research into "male menopause" has shown it is a real but reasonably rare condition, Prof Fred Wu told academics at Dunedin Hospital yesterday.
Arthritis research in Dunedin has received a $2 million boost in the form of a bequest from a sufferer of the disease.
When Wanaka toddler Ciara Hovey (2) starts her next fight against a rare soft-tissue cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, in Christchurch today, her bald teachers at Oanaka Educare Centre will have every reason to be thinking about her.
Leith House and Rest Home is no more, as its new owners have given the rest-home a new name, and a plan to introduce hospital-level care.
A Rarotonga Hospital nurse's visit to Dunedin's Mercy Hospital may be the first of many exchanges between the two, Mercy Hospital anaesthetist Dr John Hyndman says.
The Neo-Natal Trust (Otago) has launched a $10,000 fund to support ongoing education for neo-natal nurses.
The Ministry of Health is reviewing a cancer treatment offered only at Dunedin Hospital.
There is an urgent need to address patient safety issues in general practice, University of Otago researcher and general practitioner Dr Katharine Wallis says.
Focus on developing the best neurosurgery service for all South Islanders, rather than on past controversy, was the message from the clinical director for the service, Canterbury neurosurgery head Martin MacFarlane in Dunedin yesterday.
Southland Hospital will receive more than $500,000 for a programme it began this year to improve productivity in its operating theatres.
Keiko Ogura writes to me from Japan: "The number of hibakusha is increasing." The Japanese term, which was once used to refer to the atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...