Dunedin Hospital

Mallard embarrassed over cycle crash

Mallard embarrassed over cycle crash

Labour MP Trevor Mallard says he is "embarrassed" about the cycling injury that has landed him in Dunedin Hospital.

Support grows for nationwide electronic prescribing

There is growing pressure to introduce electronic prescribing in hospitals throughout the country after last year's successful pilot scheme at Dunedin Hospital, Dr Andrew Bowers says.

Referrals returned to doctors

Demand for Dunedin Hospital orthopaedic appointments means referrals for routine conditions are no longer being accepted.

Student cases affect emergency department waits

Student cases affect emergency department waits

The length of stays in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department is affected "from time to time" by the number of students turning up with alcohol-related conditions, Southern District Health Board chief operations officer Vivian Blake says.

City hospitals upgrade welcomed

City hospitals upgrade welcomed

The long-awaited announcement of the final approval for the $24.38 million redevelopment of Wakari and Dunedin Hospitals could not have come at a better time, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

ED plea to stay away

ED plea to stay away

People have been asked to stay away from Dunedin Hospital's emergency department unless absolutely necessary as South Island hospitals prepare for the possibility of taking in earthquake victims.

Mixed care options on practitioner site

Mixed care options on practitioner site

About 50 conventional and complementary health practitioners in Otago feature on a new website to be officially launched next month.

Food-toxin poison cases 'uncommon'

Hospital admissions for toxic food poisoning in New Zealand are very uncommon, Southern medical officer of health Dr Marion Poore says.

Audiology staff difficulty

Audiology staff difficulty

Dunedin Hospital is only offering an audiology service for urgent referrals through a private practitioner, reflecting the national shortage of public sector audiologists.

Prescribing pilot may be continued

Prescribing pilot may be continued

Fears Dunedin Hospital's ground-breaking electronic prescribing pilot might not be extended across the hospital because of a lack of funding may be unfounded.

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