Hundreds of people turned down for surveillance colonoscopies
at Dunedin Hospital in recent years are being contacted to
see if they still need one.
Dunedin Hospital's long-awaited ninth operating theatre has
been delayed by about two months.
An art print in Dunedin Hospital has been ''obliterated'' by
vending machines ''plonked'' either side, art advisory
committee acting chairwoman Barbara Brinsley says.
The number of Dunedin Hospital doctors washing their hands
leapt by 20% in the latest "hand hygiene audit".
An early arrival pushed a wedding out a day and into the
chapel of Dunedin Hospital.
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
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.
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