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.
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
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