Dunedin Hospital

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.

Nurse mentoring role highlighted

Nurse mentoring role highlighted

The crucial role mentors play helping new nurses fit in has been highlighted at Dunedin Hospital.

Dialysis challenges outlined

Dialysis challenges outlined

Poor access to surgery forces the renal service into a ''vicious cycle'' in which patients are not always prepared surgically for home dialysis, which then pressures hospital services, Dunedin Hospital nephrologist Dr John Schollum said yesterday.

Dunedin doctor cleared of trust breach

The Dunedin Hospital doctor, whose name is suppressed, was brought before the Medical Council's professional conduct committee after the female patient complained about the doctor's relationship with her former civil union partner.

Outsourcing means DHBs take 'hit' on hospital kitchen investment

Outsourcing means  DHBs take 'hit' on hospital kitchen investment

District health boards that invested in hospital kitchens in recent years might have to take a ''hit'' for the greater good, as moves are made to outsource meals to a single private provider, Southern District Health Board deputy chairman Paul Menzies says.

Fast-food background a plus

The chairman of the Crown-owned health entity behind moves to centralise the production of hospital meals says his experience in the fast-food restaurant and supermarket sectors means he knows about safe food systems and quality control.

Hospital kitchen at risk

Hospital kitchen at risk

Dunedin Hospital's kitchen could be significantly downgraded if the Government decides to outsource the hospital food service to a single provider.

'Terrified' patient would die

'Terrified' patient would die

The new head of Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED) says a lack of adequate staff over the past couple of years left her ''terrified'' at times that a patient would die.

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