Dunedin Hospital

ED staff express concerns for safety

ED staff express concerns for safety

Senior and junior Dunedin Hospital emergency department doctors are worried that staffing levels are unsafe.

Improvement requires movement: ED leader

Improvement requires movement: ED leader

Dunedin Hospital's emergency department clinical leader, Dr Tim Kerruish, does not share the confidence of Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield that staying times for patients will have improved by the end of June.

Neurosurgery job deadline looming

Applications close this month for two of the three proposed Dunedin-based neurosurgeon positions in the South Island Neurosurgery Service.

Blake responds over 'blowtorch'

Blake responds over 'blowtorch'

Suggestions Southern District Health Board managers waited until the "political blowtorch was pointed at them" to address long stays at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department have been countered by Vivian Blake.

ED improvements identified

ED improvements identified

Four possible measures to speed up the throughput of patients at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department have been identified in early results of computer modelling.

Quake resistance 'good' to 'excellent'

Dunedin Hospital buildings' earthquake resistance ranged from good to excellent when a structural report was last done in 1998, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

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.

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