The make-up of the Southern District Health Board advisory committees will be settled at the board's first meeting for the year, on February 3.
Award-winning Dunedin author Lynley Hood is losing one of her most important tools - her eyesight - and wants to help other people suffering visual impairment.
Christmas came early this year for Calvin Oaten - in the form of an unscheduled but timely visit to Dunedin Hospital.
The Dunedin medical oncologist who was disappointed his district health board did not get approval for a controversial pilot scheme involving unfunded chemotherapy drugs has signed up to Mercy Hospital, which plans to offer them early next year.
Former Otago woman Kate Adamson says she was "locked in a glass coffin" for 70 days because she could see and hear everything, but could only communicate by blinking her eyes, after she was completely paralysed by a double brainstem stroke.
The long-running radiographers' dispute has been settled, but people on both sides of the issue are calling for scrutiny of industrial relations processes.
A Canterbury District Health Board specialist in emergency medicine has been awarded the first Beaven Medal in recognition of an innovative research project.
Successful Otago Southern District Health Board candidate Christopher Marlow's expenses were almost $4000 more than highest-polling candidate Richard Thomson's in the recent local government elections.
An 87-year-old Porirua woman who fell downstairs after being discharged from hospital following cataract surgery and died the next day was not released too early, a coroner says.
A University of Otago study has found a strong link between paracetamol use in children and the development of allergies and asthma, but the researcher says parents should not be worried yet.
It is still unclear when the final ministerial appointee to the next Southern District Health Board will be announced.
A Dunedin mother suspects GPs lack knowledge of the superbug MRSA, after her son was prescribed multiple cycles of antibiotics that were useless against the superbug.
Former South Canterbury District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield has been appointed chairman of the Southern District Health Board.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has approved the Southern District Health Board's district annual plan with its $14.9 million deficit but wants to see more progress towards eliminating the deficit.
New Zealand would benefit considerably if more attention was paid to "Gross National Happiness" instead of simply to Gross National Product, a Canadian health specialist, Michael Pennock, says.
While the number of reported serious events involving death or injury to Otago patients almost doubled in the year to June, Southern District Health Board chief medical officer Richard Bunton says this is no cause for alarm.
The wrong patient got the right treatment in one of the serious adverse events reported by the Otago District Health Board last year, but the situation should not happen again.
About $10,000 in donations has already been received for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust after it was established earlier this year in memory of the Queenstown GP, who died last year.
District Health Boards (DHBs) will today officially tender an offer in a bid to end a long-running contract dispute with radiographers.
Dunedin GP Dr Salil Elias says his "Movember" moustache is something of a talking point among patients.