Dunedin Hospital

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.

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.

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