Dunedin Hospital

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.

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Southland nurses in Dunedin to ease pressure

Two Southland Hospital nurses have been transferred to Dunedin Hospital this week on a temporary basis to help alleviate a nursing shortage.

People: International Nurses' Day

People: International Nurses' Day

Celebrating International Nurses' Day at Dunedin Hospital, Friday, May 11.

Photos by Peter McIntosh; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz.

 

ED boss resigns over staffing frustrations

ED boss resigns over staffing frustrations

The head of Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED) has resigned in frustration at what he says are planned staffing cuts.

$24m hospital work in full swing

$24m hospital work in full swing

Multiple construction sites in progress at Dunedin Hospital are like "a big decanting jigsaw", Southern District Health Board facilities and site development manager Warren Taylor says.

New unit live by midyear

The observation unit under construction at Dunedin Hospital will be operational in June or July, although final sign-off was not expected until August, acting chief operating officer (Otago) Megan Boivin told the board meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

Passengers put push on ED

Increasing numbers of cruise-ship passengers are adding to Dunedin Hospital emergency department's workload, Southern District Health Board operations manager (Otago) Megan Boivin told the hospitals' advisory committee in Invercargill yesterday.

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