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Online calculator to help refugees with immunisation

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 10:44 am | Southern District Health Board

The proposal for an online immunisation catch-up calculator for immigrant or refugee children to bring them in line with the New Zealand schedule has seen Southern DHB’s Jillian Boniface and Leanne Liggett win a national innovation award and $8000 grant. More >>

Southern DHB gets behind Patient Safety Week

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:43 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is getting behind Patient Safety Week this week (5- 11 November). With the theme of medication safety, during the week Southern DHB patients are being encouraged to ask clinicians questions about their medication including: What is my medicine ... More >>

More help for parents and whānau to stop smoking

Friday, 3 November 2017, 4:00 pm | Southern District Health Board

Media Release Friday 3 November 2017 Southern DHB is making it easier for patients and whānau who smoke and want to stop to access nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) packs. A new initiative at Dunedin Hospital offers parents/caregivers who smoke nicotine ... More >>

Southern DHB and WellSouth hosting open forums

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 9:21 am | Southern District Health Board

Healthcare services in Otago and Southland are likely to be delivered differently in the future and members of the public are invited to have their say about how they’d like to see primary and community health services configured across the district ... More >>

Southern DHB Tautoko Te Wiki o Te Reo

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:19 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is getting behind Māori Language week -Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (11 – 17 September) again this year, with a host of celebrations and events planned to help staff improve their understanding and enjoyment of Māori language and culture. More >>

Pacific Ladies Taking the Lead in Cervical Screening

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:29 pm | Southern District Health Board

It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Month and Southern DHB is celebrating that 81.3% of the Southern District’s Pacific Island women have been screened. More >>

Southern DHB to launch ‘Hello my name is’ campaign

Monday, 28 August 2017, 8:52 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB to launch ‘Hello my name is’ campaign The simple act of introducing yourself is the inspiration behind the ‘Hello my name is’ campaign, being launched by Southern DHB today, in an effort to better connect with patients. The ‘Hello ... More >>

Mumps cases in Dunedin

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:06 am | Southern District Health Board

Public Health South is issuing notice to healthcare providers and the public of a mumps outbreak after 12 confirmed cases have been reported in the Dunedin area since the last week of July. Most of the cases of suspected mumps have been notified ... More >>

Update on fire at Wakari Hospital's Ward 9A

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 5:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

All staff and patients are safe and well following a small fire this morning at Ward 9A at Wakari Hospital. The fire was discovered at approximately 10am by staff, who immediately extinguished the blaze. The fire department and St John Ambulance attended ... More >>

Fire extinguished at Wakari Hospital’s Ward 9A

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:06 pm | Southern District Health Board

Staff contained and extinguished a small fire in a room at Ward 9A at the Wakari Hospital site at approximately 10am this morning. More >>

EOC still in place at Southern DHB

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:00 pm | Southern District Health Board

EOC still in place at Southern DHB in response to central Dunedin boil water notice More >>

Patients encouraged to Sit Up, Get Dressed, and Keep Moving

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:16 am | Southern District Health Board

The ‘Sit Up, Get Dressed, and Keep Moving’ initiative to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and out of bed kicks offtomorrow at Southern DHB. More >>

Review of Southern DHB urology service offers advice

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:37 pm | Southern District Health Board

An external review of Southern DHB’s urology service has offered “strong, practical suggestions for the future”, says Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming. More >>

Southern DHB Encourages Testing on World Hepatitis Day

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:27 pm | Southern District Health Board

Get tested, get treated – this is the message Southern DHB will be promoting as part of World Hepatitis Day this Friday, 28 July. ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’ is the theme for this year, which includes a goal of eliminating Hepatitis B and C in the ... More >>

Southern Families to Benefit from Free Chicken Pox Vaccine

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:36 am | Southern District Health Board

Good news for families living in the Southern District: from 1 July children aged 15 months and 11 years of age will be able to access the varicella (chicken pox) vaccination free of charge. More >>

Southern DHB celebrating International Midwives Day

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:53 pm | Southern District Health Board

Tomorrow is International Midwives Day and Southern DHB is recognising and celebrating the work of its midwivesfor their important contribution to the health and well-being of mothers and babies at every point of maternity care. More >>

Southern DHB encouraging staff to have the flu vaccination

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:56 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB has launched its flu campaign and is encouraging its staff to take up the offer of a free influenza vaccination to protect themselves, their patients their colleagues, their families and their friends. More >>

People Encouraged to ‘Get Talking’

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 1:44 pm | Southern District Health Board

Staff, patients and residents across the Southern Region are being encouraged to ‘get talking’ tomorrow for Conversations that Count Day. The national day aims to raise awareness about Advance Care Planning amongst the general public and encourage ... More >>

Cardiology telemedicine clinic launches in Dunstan Hospital

Monday, 6 March 2017, 11:20 am | Southern District Health Board

Cardiology patients in Central Otago will save time, money and hundreds of kilometres of travel thanks to a new telemedicine clinic between Dunstan Hospital and the Southern District Health Board. The virtual clinic means that in many instances patients recovering ... More >>

Chris Fleming appointed Chief Executive for Southern DHB

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:56 am | Southern District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough Health Chief Executive had been seconded to the role of interim Chief Executive at Southern DHB since September, while the Commissioner team undertook an extensive recruitment process to fill the role. More >>

 

 

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