Dunedin Hospital

'Perfect storm' as two gastro bugs hit wards

'Perfect storm' as two gastro bugs hit wards

Dunedin Hospital has been hit by a ''perfect storm'' of two different gastroenteritis bugs, patient services medical director Dick Bunton says.

Hospital assaults concern

Hospital assaults concern

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.

$1m leak fix Govt's responsibility: King

$1m leak fix Govt's responsibility: King

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 says.

$1m repair bill likely

$1m repair bill likely

The bill for repairing Dunedin Hospital's leaks will be at least $1 million, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Ward lifts lock down over gastro

Restrictions in one of the Dunedin Hospital wards in lockdown due to gastroenteritis have been lifted.

Some hope of progress on endoscopy revamp

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 matter.

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.

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