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.
The Southern District Health Board has been the focus of close attention this week, with concerns expressed across the health sector about the population-based funding model, staffing levels,...
Details have emerged from a nurses' meeting about concerns a lack of staff in Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (Nicu) could be harming patients.
Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a Southern District Health Board member.
An urgent update to computer systems was not deferred last year by the Southern District Health Board, chief executive Carole Heatly assured board members at their meeting in Invercargill yesterday.
The chairmen of two southern health entities locked in a multimillion-dollar dispute are talking in a fresh attempt to resolve the wrangle.
The Southern District Health Board said last night it was confident its nursing numbers in Dunedin were adequate.
The Southern District Health Board was told in 2010 its multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health (SLH) might be fraud, but the dispute was not referred to police, board chairman Joe Butterfield has revealed.
Who knew what and when? Questions are being asked since it was revealed recently the Southern District Health Board has known about the possibility of a health funds fraud for more than three years. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin examines the issues.
Former Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau has spoken out about the South Link Health (SLH) dispute, providing a list of people he says knew about legal advice the row could involve fraud.
Growing problems with the Southern District Health Board's ''ageing infrastructure'' and the negative effects of population-based funding were highlighted at a public meeting yesterday.
The Southern District Health Board will not release preliminary findings about what caused this week's hospital IT crash for several weeks.