A building at Dunedin Hospital deteriorated more quickly than anyone expected, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.
A handful of jobs are set to transfer from Dunedin to Christchurch as a result of new management of the South's breast-screening programme, Pacific Radiology Group has confirmed.
Complaints from Southern District Health Board staff about strange smells in a dental unit were put down to it being new, and nothing was done, the board has confirmed.
It is unfair to expect the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board to find a million dollars to fix leaks at Dunedin Hospital, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says.
Swift action by the Southern District Health Board to withdraw mobile oral health units potentially contaminated by formaldehyde has been praised.
A proposal to invest up to $5 million developing a retirement village on Oamaru's Hospital Hill drew mixed reactions on Wednesday as the Waitaki District Council heard verbal submissions on its draft annual plan.
Southern District Health Board members are to be issued with iPads to view meeting reports, instead of receiving paper copies.
A Southern District Health Board member is imploring the board to be upfront about the strings attached to rebuilding Dunedin Hospital.
Scientific evidence supporting the merits of bowel screening is stronger than that for breast or prostate screening, Dunedin oncologist Christopher Jackson says.
The Southern District Health Board spent more than $80,000 on consulting advice from a United States-based firm, an Official Information Act request reveals.
Cardiologists at the Southern District Health Board are required to cover a service for which they are not qualified, the senior doctors' union says.
Significant water leakage in Dunedin Hospital's operating theatre suite during last Friday's heavy rain has prompted the Southern District Health Board to initiate ''urgent'' action to fix the problem.
Audit New Zealand told the Southern District Health Board last year it should refer its long running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health to police if it considered there was evidence of fraud.
The Southern District Health Board has ranked poorly in a survey of senior doctors.
The Southern District Health Board wants the University of Otago to sign a lease for the use of space in the Dunedin Hospital complex.
A Dunedin man who has waited nearly six months for urgent prostate surgery was given a date for the operation within days of his local MP asking the health board about his care.
Nursing vacancies in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department will be filled by the end of the month, the Southern District Health Board has told the College of Emergency Nurses.
Health board employees ''don't deserve the negativity'' of recent reports about the Southern District Health Board, a message to staff from top management says.
A women's health consumer group says the loss of more than 3800 mammograms is more serious than the Southern District Health Board has acknowledged.