Neurosurgery

Surgeon to stay in UK after delays

Surgeon to stay in UK after delays

Ten months of "paperwork" delays have prompted an overseas-recruited neurosurgeon to stay in the United Kingdom as the Otago District Health Board continues to rely on locums to provide neurosurgery services.

Locums providing neurosurgery cover

Locums have been providing neurosurgery cover at Dunedin Hospital as the Otago District Health Board continues to wait for a new neurosurgeon to clear registration and immigration processes.

Health care pool closer

South Island-wide health services have come a step closer, with all six southern district health boards collaborating to plan long-term sustainable health services.

Arrival of new surgeon delayed

Arrival of new surgeon delayed

A new neurosurgeon who had been expected to start working at Dunedin Hospital last month will not be arriving until February.

Dunedin's only neurosurgeon quits

Dunedin's only neurosurgeon quits

Dunedin Hospital's only neurosurgeon, Suzanne Jackson, has resigned, but the Otago District Health Board is adamant the city will not lose its neurosurgery service.

Damning report on doctors' strikes

Damning report on doctors' strikes

A report into a complaint against the Otago District Health Board involving a Dunedin Hospital patient whose treatment was delayed because of strikes suggested "the wrong party is in the dock".

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ICU upgrade needed but staff getting job done

ICU upgrade needed but staff getting job done

Although Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit is long overdue for redevelopment and it is short of specialists, staff still get the job done cheerfully, the unit's clinical leader, Mike Hunter, says.

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