Dunedin Hospital

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.

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.

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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.

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