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.
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.
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.
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.