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Design a Logo for the new Southern DHB

Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 11:30 am | Otago District Health Board

Tuesday 9 March 2010 Design a Logo for the new Southern DHB Southland and Otago DHBs want their communities to get involved in creating a fresh new logo for the Southern DHB when it comes into being on 1 May. “It’s really important to us ... More >>

Otago and Southland DHBs Review Access Criteria

Monday, 22 February 2010, 3:33 pm | Otago District Health Board

Otago and Southland District Health Boards (DHBs) are reviewing their access criteria for those receiving community based support services such as domestic assistance – however those most in need of help will continue to receive it. More >>

Otago DHB Decision On Merger

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 4:20 pm | Otago District Health Board

The Otago District Health Board has unanimously voted in favour of merging to create a single DHB across the Otago Southland region and will now forward its recommendation to the Minister of Health for a final decision. More >>

Influenza Vaccination Programme for 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010, 4:27 pm | Otago District Health Board

H1N1 pandemic influenza is likely to be the main strain this year and the Southland and Otago District Health Boards anticipate another busy time responding to this epidemic as most people do not yet have immunity. More >>

Woman Dies Of Swine Flu In Dunedin Hospital

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 5:02 pm | Otago District Health Board

This statement is sent on behalf of Otago and Southland DHBs' H1N1 Incident Controller Leanne Samuel Otago District Health Board confirms that a 30 year old woman died in Dunedin Hospital of Novel Influenza H1N1 on Sunday, 16 August. The woman did not ... More >>

Swine flu response in Otago and Southland

Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 11:14 am | Otago District Health Board

While three people in the North Island have tested positive for Swine Flu H1N1, so far none of the people from Southland or Otago who were on the affected flight NZ1 have any symptoms. These people are in voluntary quarantine in their homes. They ... More >>

Otago 'one-stop shop model' announced as finalist

Friday, 25 November 2005, 10:43 am | Otago District Health Board

An initiative of the Otago District Health Board aimed at integrating primary care services has been announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Health Innovation Awards. More >>

Community clinics to be held throughout Otago

Tuesday, 22 November 2005, 5:31 pm | Otago District Health Board

The Otago meningococcal B campaign will offer community clinics throughout Otago over the next few weeks. More >>

Immunisation register for all newborns starts

Monday, 31 October 2005, 11:27 am | Otago District Health Board

From today, all children born in the Otago District Health Board area will automatically be added to the National Immunisation Register (NIR). The NIR has been rolled out in stages around New Zealand starting in April in Auckland, with 31 October being ... More >>

It’s not too late to receive first dose of MeNZB

Tuesday, 26 July 2005, 2:20 pm | Otago District Health Board

All under 20 year olds in Otago can still receive their first dose of the Meningococcal B vaccine (MeNZB) and can continue to do so until the very end of the programme. More >>

Meningococcal B campaign targets 16-20 year olds

Wednesday, 13 July 2005, 12:42 am | Otago District Health Board

The Dunedin fashion and music scenes have swung behind the meningococcal B campaign this week as young people become the focus for the Otago campaign. More >>

2nd dose of meningococcal B vaccine starts today

Monday, 11 July 2005, 2:40 pm | Otago District Health Board

The campaign to immunise almost 50,000 babies, children and young people aged up to 20 years in Otago against Meningococcal B disease began on 30 May and has now been running for six weeks. More >>

4000 vaccinations in first week of MeNZB Campaign

Friday, 3 June 2005, 6:42 pm | Otago District Health Board

The Otago Meningococcal B Immunisation Campaign has passed its first major milestone with more than 4000 doses of the vaccine given in the first week of the campaign. This includes 350 school students at John McGlashan School in Dunedin, which was ... More >>

Otago GPs plan for impact of MeNZB

Friday, 15 April 2005, 3:26 pm | Otago District Health Board

Planning is well underway by Otago medical practices for the impact of the meningococcal vaccine programme, which begins at the end of May. More >>

Vax consent forms crucial for school aged children

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 6:13 pm | Otago District Health Board

Over 15,000 Otago secondary, intermediate and area school students will be sent home with Meningococcal B vaccination consent forms next week, as part of the biggest school-based vaccination programme ever carried out in New Zealand. More >>