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.
The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75
million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey
clinical services building.
Southern District Health Board members will consider a
request for up to $1.75 million to fix the leaking clinical
services building at Dunedin Hospital when they meet in
Dunedin Hospital has been hit by a ''perfect storm'' of two
different gastroenteritis bugs, patient services medical
director Dick Bunton says.
A survey showing 38% of public hospital staff had been
assaulted in the previous year highlights matters requiring
''urgent attention'', University of Otago researchers say.
It is unfair to expect the cash-strapped Southern District
Health Board to find a million dollars to fix leaks at
Dunedin Hospital, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King
The bill for repairing Dunedin Hospital's leaks will be at
least $1 million, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe
Restrictions in one of the Dunedin Hospital wards in lockdown
due to gastroenteritis have been lifted.
Dunedin Hospital might be a step closer to getting a revamped
endoscopy suite, according to its gastroenterology clinical
leader, but board management is tight-lipped about the
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