Dunedin Hospital

Big drop in wait times for scans

Dunedin Hospital scanners are working overtime to reduce waiting times, which should be within the targeted 12 weeks by the end of this month.

New mothers spending less time in hospital

The Southern District Health Board is playing down figures showing new mothers are on average spending less time in Dunedin Hospital despite funding to allow longer stays.

Hospital ED to target 'hazardous drinkers'

Patients at Dunedin Hospital emergency department are being asked how much they drink, and referred for help if necessary.

Deepbrain stimulation discussed

A ''thought-provoking'' talk on therapeutic stimulation of the brain has highlighted the wider benefits of strengthening academic neurosurgery in Dunedin, Prof John McMillan says.

Delay with HDC report disappoints

An investigation into whether a group of Dunedin Hospital mental health patients was unwittingly involved in an experiment casts a shadow over those awaiting the outcome, an advocate says.

Hospital catheter procedure faulted

Hospital safety markers released last week reveal Dunedin did not meet a key measure designed to reduce bloodstream infections.

Hospital upgrade progress slammed

Hospital upgrade progress slammed

Health executives have occupied at least five different well-appointed suites during the 18 years they have stalled on upgrading Dunedin's gastroenterology facility, a highly critical report released this week says.

Early discharge option for older patients

Older patients at Dunedin Hospital are likely to be offered an early discharge from next week.

Ninth operating theatre means more surgery time

Ninth operating theatre means more surgery time

Dunedin Hospital's ninth operating theatre is expected to increase available surgical time by 40 hours a week, the Southern District Health Board says.

Saturday work is clearing backlog

Saturday work is clearing backlog

Dunedin Hospital is performing colonoscopies on Saturdays to clear the backlog.

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