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Local legends promote bowel health in Rugby Southland clubs

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:59 am | Southern District Health Board

Southland Rugby is helping promote the importance of bowel health to its 32 clubs and 6000 members, by sharing a message from two of the region’s favourite rugby legends. Former All Black, Leicester Rutledge, and former Southland player, Lex Chisholm ... More >>

Southern DHB maternity reviews detailed

Friday, 28 June 2019, 3:57 pm | Southern District Health Board

Midwifery and nursing expert Helen Pocknall and experienced rural midwife Sue Bree have been confirmed as key clinical leaders in the two independent reviews commissioned by Southern DHB as it continues to implement its primary maternity system of care. More >>

Positive experience of National Bowel Screening Programme

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:03 am | Southern District Health Board

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong is encouraging participation in the Southern DHB’s National Bowel Screening Programme, after recently taking part himself. More >>

Wanaka Maternal and Child Hub location announced

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 3:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

The creation of a permanent maternal and child hub supporting Wanaka LMC midwives and women in their care is a significant step closer with the announcement of the location of the future facility. More >>

Junior Football in Dunedin reinstating the water boy!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 9:17 am | Southern District Health Board

Dunedin Technical Junior Football Club, Grants Braes AFC and other Junior Football Clubs are taking steps to help enhance the health and wellbeing of the children in their club. More >>

Health care agencies seek interest in Community Health Hubs

Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:21 am | Southern District Health Board

In a major step forward in the implementation of the Primary and Community Care Strategy, Southern DHB and WellSouth Primary Health Network are seeking information from investors about the development Community Health Hubs. More >>

Nurses celebrated at Otago Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 4:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

International Nurses Day (May 12) was celebrated with an awards evening last night, to formally recognise and celebrate innovation and outstanding practice in the nursing profession across Otago. More >>

Southern DHB Commissioner appoints two new deputies

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:12 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Commissioner Kathy Grant has announced the appointments of esteemed oncologist Dr David Perez and experienced health executive Jean O'Callaghan as two new deputies, to support the remainder of her term and the transition to a new board. ... More >>

World Hand Hygiene Day: Save Lives – Always Clean Your Hands

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 2:15 pm | Southern District Health Board

Thursday 2 May 2019 It’s World Hand Hygiene Day on Sunday 5 May and Southern DHB is encouraging healthcare staff and members of the public to help save lives by always cleaning their hands. More >>

Immunisation Week: Are you up to date?

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 12:34 pm | Southern District Health Board

It’s Immunisation Week and Southern District Health Board is encouraging everyone to ensure their whole family is up to date with immunisations. More >>

Avoiding injury can be easy

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:58 pm | Southern District Health Board

Reading instruction manuals thoroughly before working with complex machinery is an easy way to avoid serious injury, WorkSafe says. More >>

Southerners encouraged to think about what matters to them

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:14 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB and WellSouth are encouraging everyone, regardless of their age or health condition to think about, talk about and share what matters to them for their future health care for Advance Care Planning Day on Friday 5 April. More >>

Former Dunedin mayor joins l Bowel Screening Programme

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 2:15 pm | Southern District Health Board

Former Dunedin mayor, Peter Chin, is urging southern residents to make use of the free National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) – especially those within his own Chinese community. More >>

Southern DHB taking the lead on healthy eating

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:58 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is stepping up to take a leadership role in promoting healthy lifestyles - encouraging staff to choose healthy food and drinks and adding more healthy options at cafés, retailers and vending machines. More >>

Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:45 pm | Southern District Health Board

National Safe Sleep Day - Southern DHB raising awareness of safe sleep practices Southern parents with young babies are being reminded of safe sleep practices to protect their children and reduce the chance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy ... More >>

The Home Team brings care to the patient’s home

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:13 am | Southern District Health Board

Home is often the best place to receive care and recover from illness, and a new Southern DHB initiative is helping to make this a reality for more patients. More >>

Second measles case identified in South Island

Friday, 30 November 2018, 1:14 pm | Southern District Health Board

Public health officials believe a second case of measles confirmed yesterday in Marlborough is linked to the case reported last week in Milford Sound. More >>

MERAS Midwives Industrial Strike Update

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:23 am | Southern District Health Board

Maternity, ante and post-natal services will continue to be available at Southern DHB hospitals during planned industrial action by some DHB-employed midwives over the next two weeks. More >>

Measles case identified in Milford Sound

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:46 pm | Southern District Health Board

A case of the measles has today been confirmed in a resident of Milford Sound. More >>

Southern DHB supporting Stop Pressure Injury Day

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Southern District Health Board

Pressure injuries can be a painful and unnecessary experience. Everyone in a caring role – both formal and informal – can play a part in helping to avoid them. To spread this message, Southern DHB is supporting International Stop Pressure Injury ... More >>



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