Dunedin Hospital

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.

Ear test recall for 1350 children

Ear test recall for 1350 children

More than 1300 children have been recalled to Dunedin Hospital's audiology department following concerns about testing protocol.

Dementia unit permission sought

Woodhaugh Rest Home, in Dunedin, is seeking permission to develop a 16-bed dementia unit and a hospital facility.

Additional acute surgery list soon

Dunedin Hospital will be running an additional acute surgery list by the end of next month if all goes to plan, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.

ED's six-hour target 84% for December

Dunedin Hospital's emergency department had a particularly busy December but still performed reasonably well in keeping waiting times in check, Otago chief operating officer Vivian Blake told the hospital's advisory committee in Dunedin this week.

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