Dunedin Hospital has been hit by a ''perfect storm'' of two
different gastroenteritis bugs, patient services medical
director Dick Bunton says.
A survey showing 38% of public hospital staff had been
assaulted in the previous year highlights matters requiring
''urgent attention'', University of Otago researchers say.
It is unfair to expect the cash-strapped Southern District
Health Board to find a million dollars to fix leaks at
Dunedin Hospital, Labour health spokeswoman Annette King
The bill for repairing Dunedin Hospital's leaks will be at
least $1 million, Southern District Health Board chairman Joe
Restrictions in one of the Dunedin Hospital wards in lockdown
due to gastroenteritis have been lifted.
Dunedin Hospital might be a step closer to getting a revamped
endoscopy suite, according to its gastroenterology clinical
leader, but board management is tight-lipped about the
Concern health heads are ''robbing Nurse Betty to pay Dr
Ropata'' by skimping on nurse budgets has been raised by a
Southern District Health Board member.
The nurses' union is disappointed the Southern District
Health Board's answer to fears Dunedin is in the midst of a
nursing staffing crisis is to set up a working party, rather
than hire more nurses.
Dunedin nurses are being forced to ration care to patients
because of a staffing crisis, the New Zealand Nurses
Organisation (NZNO) says.
The Southern District Health Board's computer system, which
collapsed early yesterday morning, is operational again.
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