Dunedin Hospital's new $2.7 million emergency department (ED)
observation unit appears to be making a dent in patient
waiting times, but management says it is too early to measure
Otago has recorded the country's second highest rate of
Caesarean section births, a Ministry of Health report shows.
Two Dunedin Hospital operating theatre staff were pleasantly
surprised yesterday when their pet project was approved on
the spot after it was pitched to a Southern District Health
Board judging panel.
Patients are waiting three weeks for "urgent" computerised
tomography (CT) scans at Dunedin Hospital - a week more than
the target of two weeks.
Rules to prohibit members of the public entering staff cafes
at Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals have been relaxed, despite a
survey showing the move is opposed by nearly a third of
Otago patients are being offered routine MRI scans in
Invercargill because waiting lists are too long at Dunedin
Hospital, a report to a Southern District Health Board
The senior doctors' union is unimpressed with what it calls a
"petty point-scoring" open letter Southern District Health
Board management has sent Dunedin Hospital emergency
For young cancer patients, filling in the hours while
receiving treatment at Dunedin Hospital can be a added
Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department (ED) specialists have
warned the Southern District Health Board they cannot provide
adequate cover for the department's new observation unit.
A former Dunedin Hospital nurse has been censured by the
Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for professional
misconduct for having a relationship with a patient.
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