Dunedin Hospital

Scepticism over Ngai Tahu plan

Scepticism over Ngai Tahu plan

Health unions are expressing fears about a Ngai Tahu proposal to invest in Dunedin Hospital.

Tribe to invest in hospital?

Tribe to invest in hospital?

Ngai Tahu Property could help finance a major overhaul of Dunedin Hospital - expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars - as part of the tribe's investment drive in the city, it has been suggested.

Children's ward well under way

Children's ward well under way

Dunedin Hospital's new baby, a combined neonatal and paediatric ward, is on course to open by the end of this year.

Smoking policy 'not tenable'

Allowing mental health patients to smoke on hospital grounds suggests to them they are second-class citizens whose health does not matter, a staff proposal to a Southern District Health Board committee says.

Hospital sorry for failings

Dunedin Hospital has apologised to the Otago Association for Deaf Children for ignoring its concerns about audiology failings.

Cannabis laws not helping - health workers

The legal status of cannabis puts a ''massive block'' between client and clinician, Pact mental health clinical leader Matthew Peppercorn told a cannabis public forum at Dunedin Hospital.

Hospital lifts restriction

Visiting restrictions at a Dunedin Hospital ward have been lifted after an outbreak of illness was confirmed not to be norovirus.

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.

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