A temporary system is being rolled out across the NMDHB to fix a dip in surgery performance.
Marlborough will never get the organised stroke service the Ministry of Health wants while there is a shortage of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, a Wairau Hospital doctor says.
DHB chief criticises region's surgeons for creating backlog by cherry-picking patients.
People in Blenheim go to emergency department nearly twice as often as Nelson residents.
The Marlborough PHO is showing a significant improvement in meeting health targets.
A Blenheim GP practice plans to conduct an audit of its patients who attend Wairau Hospital's ED to see why they didn't make a doctor's appointment.
A website listing Marlborough's anti-abortion health professionals is not sinister, says PHO chief.
Sarah Dunn meets Dr Nick Fisher a heart specialist who brought his military training from the cockpit to the surgeon’s table
Radiology company confident that an MRI machine will installed in Blenheim later this year.
Assaults and abuse of health staff is up, but more incidents could be going unreported, says nurse.
A rise in the number of drunk people needing emergency care after boozed-up fights shows the town is no longer safe, says Wairau Hospital boss.
ANNA WILLIAMS - The Marlborough Express
Addiction worker questions why health board doesn't keep data on number of drunk admissions.
More than 500 nurses in Marlborough and Nelson will reach retirement age in the next 10 years, leaving the region exposed to a skills shortfall.
HEATHER SIMPSON - The Marlborough Express
The health board has started planning how to carry out the recommendations of a review of surgical services and general medicine at Nelson and Wairau hospitals.
A new assessment and treatment pathway will help stroke sufferers get treatment faster in Marlborough.
Wairau Hospital needs more than $500,000 in repairs and improvements.
The investigation of a former Wairau Hospital surgeon following fatal surgeries at the hospital knocked public confidence, a report into surgical services says.
As part of a series into the top of the south review into surgical services, Heather Simpson looks at the increased management presence at Wairau Hospital.
As part of our series on the review of surgical services at NMDHB, Heather Simpson writes about the role of doctors in finances.
The NMDHB is considering setting up a consumer panel to give the public a greater voice on how hospital services are shaped.
HEATHER SIMPSON - The Marlborough Express
Kaikoura National candidate Stuart Smith is encouraging Marlburians to turn out in force to a public meeting revealing the contents of a review of hospital services.
Registrars will be appointed to Wairau Hospital for the first time following a review into surgical services across Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Health board on target for turnaround
The NMDHB had the worst performance in New Zealand for elective surgery. Heather Simpson finds out how the board is turning around its fortunes.
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's performance on a range of key Ministry of Health targets has improved for the third quarter of 2013-14 but it is still missing three ministry goals.
Marlburians interested in the future of surgical services at Wairau Hospital should attend a public meeting revealing the recommendations of a review, says board member.
Sarah Dunn reports on how the NMDHB has recovered from a slow start to meet its surgery numbers in the last financial year.
Surgeon who appears to have botched multiple operations put under 'very serious constraint'.
Canterbury DHB has announced that work on the new Kaikoura Hospital will begin this month.
Nelson Hospital will employ more emergency nurses after a group of nurses took concerns about understaffing to senior management.
It's official: Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's clinical services review is finished.
Nelson Hospital staff may not have seen the last of the massive section of copper roofing that was ripped off the hospital during last week's storm.
GP practices who can't meet basic standards "need their head read", a Blenheim GP has said.
Marlborough is set to get a new community paediatrician.
Nelson and Tasman are in recovery mode as extreme weather from Cyclone Ita hammered the region from Wednesday night until the early hours of this morning.
One Tuesday morning while studying for exams, I dropped my nan while trying to lift her back to bed from the toilet.
On six occasions a lack of patient information meant GPs could not immediately contact patients with their test results.
Kerry Anthony was failed by the nurses at Wairau Hospital who let him drive home, inquiry finds.
Flyers offering free slushies have heralded the first challenge to Nelson Hospital's ban on sugar.
Nearly 100 health organisation staff are moving out of Nelson to Richmond.
A Blenheim mother is lobbying the health minister to press government pharmaceutical purchaser Pharmac to fund auto-injectors.
The only specialist private clinic for allergy sufferers in the top of the South Island will open today.
Peter Webster was made redundant 40 years to the day after he started at Wairau Hospital's medical laboratory
Cuts to medical laboratory services in Blenheim were an economic decision to ensure it remained viable
A lifelong quest to lose weight has led one Nelson woman to have bariatric surgery in New Delhi.
Having your teeth done, eyes lasered or hip replaced overseas is on the rise.
Patients on blood-clot busting drug warfarin can avoid going to a GP for blood tests thanks to a successful pharmaceutical monitoring service in Blenheim.
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board want a timetabled inter-hospital patient transport service.
A hike in Accident Compensation Corporation contributions towards the cost of hearing aids will make the technology more accessible for people suffering injury-related hearing loss, an audiologist says.
Marlborough District Health Board's finances continue to look rosier with a $2.9 million surplus after a financially taxing 2013.
A new $1.5 million IT system to electronically link Nelson Marlborough clinical records with those of other South Island district health boards has been given the green light.