Dunedin Hospital

Questions over nursing levels

Questions over nursing levels

Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a Southern District Health Board member.

Nurse staffing worry

Nurse staffing worry

The nurses' union is disappointed the Southern District Health Board's answer to fears Dunedin is in the midst of a nursing staffing crisis is to set up a working party, rather than hire more nurses.

Nurses say 'staffing crisis' affects care

Dunedin nurses are being forced to ration care to patients because of a staffing crisis, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says.

Hospital computer system back online

Hospital computer system back online

The Southern District Health Board's computer system, which collapsed early yesterday morning, is operational again.

Over in a flash

Over in a flash

Dunedin Hospital staff perform a Christmas-themed ''flash mob'' at lunchtime yesterday.

$134,521 for neonatal intensive care unit

$134,521 for neonatal intensive care unit

Dunedin Hospital neonatal intensive care unit medical director Dr Roland Broadbent (left) chats to Countdown representatives Robert Moffat, of Auckland, and Pam Cookson, of Dunedin, after the department received a $134,521 donation yesterday from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal.

Scepticism over Ngai Tahu plan

Scepticism over Ngai Tahu plan

Health unions are expressing fears about a Ngai Tahu proposal to invest in Dunedin Hospital.

Tribe to invest in hospital?

Tribe to invest in hospital?

Ngai Tahu Property could help finance a major overhaul of Dunedin Hospital - expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars - as part of the tribe's investment drive in the city, it has been suggested.

Children's ward well under way

Children's ward well under way

Dunedin Hospital's new baby, a combined neonatal and paediatric ward, is on course to open by the end of this year.

Smoking policy 'not tenable'

Allowing mental health patients to smoke on hospital grounds suggests to them they are second-class citizens whose health does not matter, a staff proposal to a Southern District Health Board committee says.

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