Dunedin Hospital

Vending machines before art

Vending machines before art

An art print in Dunedin Hospital has been ''obliterated'' by vending machines ''plonked'' either side, art advisory committee acting chairwoman Barbara Brinsley says.

Dunedin doctors clean up their act

The number of Dunedin Hospital doctors washing their hands leapt by 20% in the latest "hand hygiene audit".

Surprise guest at wedding

Surprise guest at wedding

An early arrival pushed a wedding out a day and into the chapel of Dunedin Hospital.

Southern patient complaints up but no horror story, Menzies says

A near doubling of patient complaints to the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is not a "shock horror story", Southern District Health Board deputy chairman Paul Menzies says.

Patient waiting times reducing

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 the benefits.

Otago C-section rate 20.3%

Otago has recorded the country's second highest rate of Caesarean section births, a Ministry of Health report shows.

Staff idea gets instant approval

Staff idea gets instant approval

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.

Three-week waiting time for urgent CT scans

Three-week waiting time for urgent CT scans

Patients are waiting three weeks for "urgent" computerised tomography (CT) scans at Dunedin Hospital - a week more than the target of two weeks.

Friends and family allowed back into staff cafes at hospitals

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 staff.

Otago patients offered MRI scans in Southland

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 committee says.

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