Getting teams throughout Dunedin Hospital to work together is
the key to shortening stays in the emergency department and
is not rocket science, Medical Officer of Health (Southland)
David Tulloch says.
controversial National Health Board report on Dunedin
Hospital was confused, based on perception and ignored
financial restraints were aired by some Southern District
Health Board members in Queenstown yesterday.
Dunedin Hospital would be "dead
last" in New Zealand for prompt emergency department
treatment if it were not for Southland Hospital propping it
up, intensive care clinical leader Mike Hunter told a health
symposium in Dunedin yesterday.
It is "almost immoral" not to introduce safety improvement
changes that potentially save lives, Dunedin Hospital
internal medicine specialist Dr Andrew Bowers told a health
systems symposium in Dunedin yesterday.