Dunedin Hospital

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.

Board's letter about 'serious problems' offends doctors

Board's letter about 'serious problems' offends doctors

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 department staff.

Patients rewarded with goodies trolley

Patients rewarded with goodies trolley

For young cancer patients, filling in the hours while receiving treatment at Dunedin Hospital can be a added challenge.

Staff levels prompt ED warning

Staff levels prompt ED warning

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.

Ex-Dunedin Hospital nurse suspended over relationship with patient

A former Dunedin Hospital nurse has been censured by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for professional misconduct for having a relationship with a patient.

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.

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