The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.
Waiting up to a year for an ultrasound in the South is ''incomprehensible'', Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says.
Southern District Health Board members will consider a request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in Dunedin tomorrow.
Health Minister Tony Ryall has given the Southern District Health Board permission to dispose of two of its buildings in Dunedin.
Improved accountability for millions of dollars spent on district health board senior doctors' continuing education is being sought by Audit New Zealand.
Data accuracy problems which resulted in family doctors being overpaid by about $90,000 last year have been addressed, the Southern District Health Board says.
Southern District Health Board should immediately release a long-awaited report into the cause of an IT crash that created havoc in February, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.
The Otago Southland coroner has recommended his finding into the death of an Invercargill woman be read by Southern District Health Board (SDHB) staff, saying the woman was not advised about the effect of strong painkillers prescribed to her after surgery.
The Southern District Health Board did not need advice from an American-based firm, as there is plenty of help available closer to home, the senior doctors' union says.
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.