Dunedin Hospital

Electronic prescribing sways staff

An electronic prescribing pilot scheme in two Dunedin Hospital wards has been so successful it should be extended throughout the hospital, Dr Andrew Bowers says.

Concern no patient counselling

A group of Dunedin psychotherapists is concerned there is no counselling service for cancer patients at Dunedin Hospital following a staff resignation, but a limited service will be available from mid-February.

Increase in colonoscopy services

Increase in colonoscopy services

Dunedin Hospital has increased the number of elective colonoscopies available, but it is understood some general practitioners continue to be concerned about the level of access.

Hospital ward remains closed

Ward 8a at Dunedin Hospital remains closed after an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea earlier this week, but no new cases have been reported.

Stomach bug closes ward

A Dunedin Hospital general medical ward was closed yesterday to contain a vomiting and diarrhoea bug.

Woman died after rare reaction

The devastating blistering skin reaction seen in a 74-year-old woman who died in Dunedin Hospital in 2008 was extremely rare, internal medicine specialist Dr Andrew Bowers says.

Project funds asked for

A proposal seeking $160,000 for the first part of a project to see where care could be improved for Dunedin Hospital orthopaedic patients will be considered at the first meeting of the new Southern District Health Board tomorrow.

Table thumps fail, doctor tries poetry

Table thumps fail, doctor tries poetry

Frustrated with what he sees as lack of progress on resolving long-standing concerns about patient treatment times in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, clinical leader Dr John Chambers has turned to poetry.

Threshold raised for eye surgery

Threshold raised for eye surgery

Increased demand for cataract surgery and a lack of capacity to carry out extra work has resulted in Dunedin Hospital raising the threshold for such operations.

Vulnerable babies to benefit

Vulnerable babies to benefit

A fundraising initiative will help ensure some of our smallest and most vulnerable babies have a future.

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