Dunedin Hospital

Woman with cancer prompts test recall

Woman with cancer prompts test recall

A woman diagnosed with bowel cancer at Dunedin Hospital prompted a recall of patients for surveillance colonoscopies, Southern District Health Board gastroenterology clinical leader Dr Jason Hill said yesterday.

Less time for scanning

Despite long waiting times for routine MRI and CT scans, Dunedin Hospital's scanners run for an hour less each day than in Invercargill.

Answers sought over scan waiting time

Answers sought over scan waiting time

A Dunedin woman waiting for an MRI scan deemed routine by Dunedin Hospital believes some patients are classified as low priority to make the waiting list look better.

ED staff boosted, threat withdrawn

ED staff boosted, threat withdrawn

An ''intimidatory'' threat of disciplinary action against a Dunedin Hospital doctor has been dropped after months of negotiations with the Southern District Health Board, his union says.

Soni back in city as locum neurosurgeon

American neurosurgeon Deepa Soni has returned to Dunedin Hospital as a locum while one of the permanent neurosurgeons gains vocational registration in Christchurch.

Concern over scan waiting times

Concern over scan waiting times

The public needs to know when ''huge'' waiting times for routine scans at Dunedin Hospital will be fixed, Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson told the hospital advisory committee this week.

Ministry was unaware of colonoscopy data

Hundreds of Dunedin Hospital patients did not receive surveillance colonoscopies over several years but that was not tracked by the Ministry of Health, which only started individually recording the procedure last year.

40-week wait for CT scan

40-week wait for CT scan

Patients are waiting 40 weeks for a routine CT scan at Dunedin Hospital, a report to tomorrow's hospital advisory committee shows.

Work underway on long-awaited new ward

Work underway on long-awaited new ward

Work on the long-awaited new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is getting under way at Dunedin Hospital.

Colonoscopy cases revisited

Colonoscopy cases revisited

Hundreds of people turned down for surveillance colonoscopies at Dunedin Hospital in recent years are being contacted to see if they still need one.

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