Dunedin Hospital scanners are working overtime to reduce
waiting times, which should be within the targeted 12 weeks
by the end of this month.
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.
Patients at Dunedin Hospital emergency department are being
asked how much they drink, and referred for help if
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.
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
Hospital safety markers released last week reveal Dunedin did
not meet a key measure designed to reduce bloodstream
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.
Older patients at Dunedin Hospital are likely to be offered
an early discharge from next week.
Dunedin Hospital's ninth operating theatre is expected to
increase available surgical time by 40 hours a week, the
Southern District Health Board says.
Dunedin Hospital is performing colonoscopies on Saturdays to
clear the backlog.
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