Dunedin Hospital would be "dead
last" in New Zealand for prompt emergency department
treatment if it were not for Southland Hospital propping it
up, intensive care clinical leader Mike Hunter told a health
symposium in Dunedin yesterday.
It is "almost immoral" not to introduce safety improvement
changes that potentially save lives, Dunedin Hospital
internal medicine specialist Dr Andrew Bowers told a health
systems symposium in Dunedin yesterday.
workshop" will clarify the roles of the DHB's board and
management in response to criticism the two had become mixed
up, a paper prepared for tomorrow's Southern District Health
Board's hospitals' advisory committee says.