Dunedin Hospital

Clark says hospital development slipping

Clark says hospital development slipping

Repeated stalling on the $300 million Dunedin Hospital redevelopment shows the timeframe is slipping, but the Government will not admit it, North Dunedin MP David Clark says.

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients waiting in corridors

Patients have been waiting in corridors in the Dunedin Hospital emergency department as it copes with an influx that is stressing the entire hospital.

Kitchen spending unknown

Kitchen spending unknown

The Southern District Health Board has acknowledged it has no idea how much the Compass Group will spend equipping its kitchens over the next 15 years.

Surgeon fears for ENT service

Surgeon fears for ENT service

More than a quarter of ear, nose and throat patients who need surgery are being turned away from the overloaded Dunedin Hospital department, a letter released under the Official Information Act shows.

Hospital food outsourcing critics air concerns

Hospital food outsourcing critics air concerns

Concern over the proposed outsourcing of hospital kitchens dominated the first 30 minutes of a Southern District Health Board public meeting in Dunedin last night.

Upgrade ensures continued service

Upgrade ensures continued service

Dunedin Hospital is the country's sole public provider of a specialist radiation therapy and an upgrade means the service will be secured here.

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.

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