Auditors reviewing cases over concerns about colonoscopy access through the Southern District Health Board limited their review because it was taking too long to get complete clinical records.
A claim of "inter-service warfare" has emerged in a damning review of Southland access to Southern District Health Board's colonoscopy service.
The Southern District Health Board has delayed the release of its revised maternity system proposal again.
Nurses will make up their own minds whether to accept a pay offer from district health boards, without direction from their union.
Disgraced former health boss Nigel Murray is claiming the credit for merging the Otago and Southland health boards, despite the amalgamation happening after he had moved on.
The planning and implementation of the urology super-clinic at Dunedin Hospital should be a lesson to those at the top, writes Calvin Oaten.
The bid by Waikato District Health Board and Waikato University for a medical school has greatly perturbed Otago and Auckland universities, writes Eileen Goodwin.
Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly has resigned from the embattled organisation.
The Compass Group is considering removing fish cakes from the children's menu after a toddler found a 2cm bone embedded in a fish cake at Dunedin Hospital.
A freezer breakdown at Southland Hospital highlights the vulnerability of the new Compass Group food model, E tu union industry co-ordinator Jill Ovens says.
Registrars in Dunedin Hospital's orthopaedic unit are under pressure, and patients could be put at risk because of ‘‘tired'' doctors, the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association says.
There is a misconception about the Southern District Health Board's patient feedback sessions and the board's long-term task, Commissioner Kathy Grant and the Commissioner Team write.
A popular offshore buyers' club for new-generation hepatitis C drugs is setting up a ‘‘two-tier'' health system and the worst-affected patients could miss out, a Dunedin specialist says.
A Dunedin woman says she had better food growing up in a Nazi-occupied country than the ‘‘disgusting'' meals on wheels trucked from Auckland and Tauranga.
A Dunedin woman says a Compass-made festive dinner dropped off to a friend by Meals on Wheels was so bad it ruined her friend's Christmas.
Grants totalling more than $100,000 have boosted research aimed at overcoming fragmented care for some Otago-Southland cancer patients, and reducing medication problems for other people.
When he started his specialist career, medical oncology was new and New Zealand had faster access to cancer drugs than Australia. Southern District Health Board medical oncologist Dr David Perez spoke to health report Eileen Goodwin ahead of his retirement.
The chief financial officer for the Meteorological Service of New Zealand has been appointed to take control of the Southern District Health Board's finances.
Government ministers were told an urgent maintenance fund was needed to avoid ‘‘critical service failures'' at Dunedin Hospital.
Despite voting with the Government to abolish next year's election at Southern District Health Board, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has taken a swipe at Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman over ‘‘erosion of democracy''.