Hundreds of Dunedin Hospital patients did not receive
surveillance colonoscopies over several years but that was
not tracked by the Ministry of Health, which only started
individually recording the procedure last year.
Patients are waiting 40 weeks for a routine CT scan at
Dunedin Hospital, a report to tomorrow's hospital advisory
on the long-awaited new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
is getting under way at Dunedin Hospital.
Hundreds of people turned down for surveillance colonoscopies
at Dunedin Hospital in recent years are being contacted to
see if they still need one.
Dunedin Hospital's long-awaited ninth operating theatre has
been delayed by about two months.
An art print in Dunedin Hospital has been ''obliterated'' by
vending machines ''plonked'' either side, art advisory
committee acting chairwoman Barbara Brinsley says.
The number of Dunedin Hospital doctors washing their hands
leapt by 20% in the latest "hand hygiene audit".
An early arrival pushed a wedding out a day and into the
chapel of Dunedin Hospital.
A near doubling of patient complaints to the Health and
Disability Commissioner (HDC) is not a "shock horror story",
Southern District Health Board deputy chairman Paul Menzies
Dunedin Hospital's new $2.7 million emergency department (ED)
observation unit appears to be making a dent in patient
waiting times, but management says it is too early to measure
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