Dunedin Hospital

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.

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.

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