Dunedin Hospital

Date for new hospital 'slipping'

Date for new hospital 'slipping'

The Government's time frame for a new clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital appears to have slipped.

Hospital downgrade fears

Hospital downgrade fears

Views diverge sharply about whether Dunedin Hospital should become a lower-grade hospital, or should try to hold on to its existing status, feedback on a new Southern District Health Board strategic plan indicates.

Hospital repair costs could reach $50m

Throwing good money after bad on the clinical services building at Dunedin Hospital does not make sense and the rebuild should be sped up, Southern District Health Board member Dr John Chambers says.

$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.

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