Dunedin Hospital

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.

Neurosurgeon not coming as expected

The Swedish neurosurgeon expected at the Southern District Health Board next month has pulled out, but the Dunedin service will continue to be staffed with locums.

Short-stay unit needed to meet patient target

Dunedin Hospital will not meet the Ministry of Health target for emergency department stays without investment in a short-stay unit, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

Scan waiting times 'just dire'

Scan waiting times 'just dire'

Reducing lengthy waiting times for some scans at Dunedin Hospital to an acceptable level could take six to 12 months and it will cost money, the Southern District Health Board meeting was told yesterday.

ED project takes holistic approach

"Six Hours It Matters!" is the catch-cry for Dunedin Hospital's revamped approach to finding ways to shorten the time patients spend in the emergency department.

Care of kidney-disease patients targeted

Better management of kidney disease in the community is the aim of a pilot programme involving general practitioners in Otago and Southland, and Dunedin Hospital specialists.

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.

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