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Southern DHB celebrates Māori immunisation rates

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:34 pm | Southern District Health Board

A collaborative approach across the whole health sector has proved successful in closing the gap in immunisation rates between Māori and the total population in the Southern district, and the high overall levels of protection against preventable ... More >>

The Smokefree South 12 days of Christmas!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 1:50 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Smokefree team are going festive by celebrating with their own version of the 12 days of Christmas! More >>

Southern DHB staff preparedness helps good cause

Monday, 28 November 2016, 3:35 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB staff are putting foodstuffs from their household preparedness kits to a good use this Christmas. More >>

Southern DHB opens dedicated Education Centre

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB opens dedicated Education Centre Simulation suites, which can be set up to replicate operating theatre or an emergency department resuscitation bay, are a feature of a purpose built education centre opened at Southland Hospital today. ... More >>

Radiology Systems Project aims to improve access

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:20 pm | Southern District Health Board

Increased access to radiology imaging is high on the agenda for the Southern DHB following a round of discussion forums with staff, general practitioners and secondary care clinicians across the district over the past two months. More >>

Southern DHB Annual Plan focuses on ‘whole of system’ care

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB’s 2016/17 Annual Plan has now been approved, outlining the DHB’s commitments to delivering the government health priorities and targets. More >>

Winners of the 2016 “Southern Innovation Challenge”

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 5:10 pm | Southern District Health Board

More patients requiring carpel tunnel syndrome release surgery will benefit from streamlined surgery and less waiting times following the announcement of the winner of the 2016 “Southern Innovation Challenge.” More >>

New MRI scanner to help bring improved health outcomes

Monday, 7 November 2016, 4:55 pm | Southern District Health Board

Patients can expect faster scans and better quality images with the installation of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at the Dunedin Hospital in the coming weeks. More >>

Waitaki District Health Services review complete

Monday, 7 November 2016, 2:33 pm | Southern District Health Board

All recommendations from the joint review of Waitaki District Health Services undertaken by Southern DHB (SDHB) and Waikati District Health Services Ltd (WDHS) to explore how best to provide sustainable health services for the Waitaki community have been ... More >>

Southern DHB gets behind the ‘Switch to Water’ campaign

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 3:35 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is getting behind the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) ‘Switch to Water campaign,’ by encouraging both staff and patients to swap sugary drinks for water. More >>

Success of Southern DHB diabetes telemedicine clinic

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 3:19 pm | Southern District Health Board

1 November 2016 Success of Southern DHB diabetes telemedicine clinic featured at health informatics conference More >>

Community Health Council to ensure perspectives are heard

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 2:55 pm | Southern District Health Board

The ‘voice of the patient’ has long had an important role in health care, and now Southern DHB and WellSouth (working in partnership as Alliance South) are establishing a Community Health Council to ensure patient perspectives are embedded across the ... More >>

DHB staff challenged to come up with innovative ideas

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:48 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is challenging its staff once again to come up with innovative ideas to improve services to the community. More >>

Junior Doctor’s strike update from Southern DHB

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:45 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB’s contingency planning in preparation for today’s strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMO) has so far been effective, says Chris Fleming Southern DHB Interim Chief Executive Officer. More >>

Measles case in Queenstown

Friday, 14 October 2016, 4:44 pm | Southern District Health Board

Following the confirmed case of measles in Queenstown on 12 October, Southern DHB/ Public Health South is urging people to check if they’re fully vaccinated for measles. “We are urging people to ensure they are fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR ... More >>

Southern DHB to help ‘Break the Chain of Infection’

Friday, 14 October 2016, 1:43 pm | Southern District Health Board

The simple act of cleaning your hands can save lives and Southern DHB is supporting Infection Prevention and Control week (IPC) to spread this message from October 16 – 22. More >>

Confirmed measles case in Queenstown

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 5:16 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB/Public Health South has been notified that a Queenstown resident has been confirmed as infected with measles. Public Health staff are conducting a contact investigation and recommending vaccination to anyone who may have been exposed or ... More >>

Planning for junior doctors’ strike action

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 5:01 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board’s contingency planning to ensure emergency and urgent care services are available during the planned two-day strike by members of the NZ Resident Doctors’ Union is progressing well, says Interim Chief Executive Chris ... More >>

‘Connecting with Nature’ for Mental Health Awarness Week

Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:34 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is encouraging its staff to ‘Connect with Nature’ this week in support of Mental Health Awareness week. This year, the theme of the well-supported nationwide event ‘Connect with Nature,’ is about how connecting with nature benefits your ... More >>

Otautau screening event reaching out to rural women

Monday, 3 October 2016, 4:33 pm | Southern District Health Board

A one-stop-shop for cervical and breast screening is on offer in Otautau this week as the two programmes reach out to rural women in western Southland. More >>

 

 

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