Dunedin Hospital

ED refusals advocated

ED refusals advocated

Dunedin Hospital should be prepared to turn patients away if they turn up at the emergency department with minor ailments, Dr Branko Sijnja says.

Ministry names members of panel reviewing radiosurgery

The Ministry of Health has named appointees to a panel advising whether Dunedin Hospital remains the sole provider of a special radiation treatment.

Hospital struggling with one acute operating theatre

It is "nuts" that Dunedin Hospital has only one dedicated operating theatre for acute surgery when it is struggling to cope with the demand, Vivian Blake says.

High Caesarean rate scrutinised

High Caesarean rate scrutinised

Analysis of Dunedin Hospital's recent high Caesarean section rate showed there were strong clinical reasons for using the surgical procedure, midwifery director Jenny Humphries says.

Shorter emergency stays

Staying times at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department will be 12% improved by the end of next month, a report to go to the Southern District Health Board says.

Call to keep radiosurgery in Dunedin

Call to keep radiosurgery in Dunedin

Retaining Dunedin as the sole provider of the radiation treatment radiosurgery would strengthen the South Island neurosurgery service, South Island neurosurgical service implementation manager Joy Farley says.

Neurosurgery applications to be shortlisted

Neurosurgery applications to be shortlisted

Applications have been received for both recently advertised Dunedin-based neurosurgeon positions, but nobody is saying how many.

CT procedure to help ease backlog

The hospital has a new locum gastroenterologist due to start in July, but it already has about 200 patients with colorectal disease symptoms waiting for investigation.

Ryall approves board's purchase of linear accelerator

Ryall approves board's purchase of linear accelerator

Health Minister Tony Ryall has given approval for the Southern District Health Board to buy a new multimillion-dollar linear accelerator for 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.

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