Dunedin Hospital

$50m bill looms for Dunedin Hospital

$50m bill looms for Dunedin Hospital

Up to $50 million will be needed to keep the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital going for another 10 years, according to an assessment by the Beca consultancy group.

Loss of training right a blow for hospital

Loss of training right a blow for hospital

Losing the right to train intensive care unit specialists in Dunedin Hospital is an ''unpleasant surprise'' that will affect staff recruitment, Southern District Health Board's medical director of surgery says.

'Early Christmas' gift for children's ward

'Early Christmas' gift for children's ward

Christmas has come early this year for staff at Dunedin Hospital's children's ward, after the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal yesterday gave $115,495 for new specialised equipment.

$56,000 spent on ward fish tank

$56,000 spent on ward fish tank

A fish tank in Dunedin Hospital cost more than $1000 a week to run in its first year.

Hospital sealing continues

Hospital sealing continues

Repairs continue on Dunedin Hospital's east face, on Cumberland St.

Health plan bound to spur alarm

Health plan bound to spur alarm

Inevitably, the draft southern strategic health services plan will create unease in the South about whether it signals the long-feared downgrade of Dunedin Hospital.

SDHB tension played down

SDHB tension played down

It would be wrong to characterise the Southern District Health Board as an ''unhappy DHB'', new health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

Theatre block waits in wings

Theatre block waits in wings The Dunedin Hospital clinical services building needs to be replaced or refurbished but the go-ahead for the project depends on the Southern District Health Board showing it can afford costs that go with the price tag.

'GP first' system to smooth hospital path

'GP first' system to smooth hospital path

Patients are to be told they will be moved quickly through hospital services if they have a GP's letter, rather than turning up at southern emergency departments unannounced.

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

$1.75 million hospital leak fix approved

The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.

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