Dunedin Hospital

Money directed elsewhere

An acute surgery special project at Dunedin Hospital granted $419,000 last year never began because of staff recruitment problems.

Dunedin Hospital at full stretch coping with seasonal illnesses

Dunedin Hospital at full stretch coping with seasonal  illnesses

Dunedin Hospital was at 100% capacity yesterday, but a Southern District Health Board spokesman says the hospital is coping.

Hospital hand-washing habits disturbing: DHB member

Hospital hand-washing habits disturbing: DHB member

A Dunedin Hospital hand-cleaning audit found only 53% of staff were washing or sterilising their hands, Southern District Health Board figures show.

Dunedin's ED logs best result yet against target

Dunedin Hospital's emergency department finished the financial year with its best monthly result for treating patients.

Progress seen at SDHB

Progress seen at SDHB After a a stinging assessment of the Southern District Health Board, mostly focused on Dunedin Hospital, what progress has been made since?

Disquiet over ketamine use leads to resignation

Disquiet over ketamine use leads to resignation

It is wrong for off-label prescribing of ketamine in Dunedin's mental health service to continue while that practice is under investigation, former mental health consumer adviser Graham Roper says in a letter to the Southern District Health Board explaining his resignation.

Hospital set to get new unit

Hospital set to get new unit

A much-needed addition to Dunedin Hospital will be developed in 2014, in the form of a new outpatient endoscopy unit.

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Apology over death from undetected aneurysm

Dunedin Hospital emergency department staff apologised to the family of a Dunedin woman who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture that the department failed to diagnose, a coroner's finding reveals.

Older patients at ED

Older patients at ED

More older patients are turning up in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, prompting fears the cost of primary health care is putting some off visiting the GP.

Southern ED targets static in past quarter

Despite record successes at other health boards, Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) emergency department targets remained static in the past quarter.

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