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Dunedin Hospital has boosted its capacity to manage intensive care patients with Covid-19 as cases in the South climb.
The turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will delay but not deter the Government from building a new Dunedin Hospital, Health Minister David Clark says.
The location of the cluster of Covid-19 cases linked to a wedding in Bluff has been revealed as more than 70 staff of Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital have now been tested, after a second nurse tested positive.
Lakes District Hospital was cleaned from top to bottom last night and 36 staff tested for Covid-19 after a nurse at the Queenstown facility tested positive to the disease.
Otago Community Hospice services, vital in the middle of a pandemic, are continuing, but the financial viability of the service is uncertain, chief executive Ginny Green says.
Almost every New Zealander is now living inside their bubble, and Health Minister David Clark is no exception.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the South continues to increase and a veterinary clinic in Ranfurly has closed after a staff member tested positive, in another case linked to the World Hereford Conference.
With the pace things are moving in New Zealand at the moment, the adage ‘‘a week is a long time in politics’’ seems woefully inadequate.
The southern health system is coping well with the ravages of Covid-19, but ‘‘we are not yet through the eye of the storm,’’ Southern District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming says.
A huge distribution effort is ensuring all medical professionals who need personal protective equipment (PPE) get it, WellSouth says.
Southern cases of Covid-19 surged past 30 yesterday, as the Ministry of Health warned the number of cases of the potentially fatal pandemic disease will keep rising for at least the next 10 days.
Meet the frontline in Dunedin’s fight against Covid-19 and look inside one of the South's special testing facilities.
Covid-19 reached some of the smaller centres in the southern region yesterday, as New Zealand made final preparations to shut down and defend itself against the pandemic disease.
Tight new restrictions are now in force in southern hospitals, and visitors are banned in all but the most grievous circumstances.
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Drastic, unprecedented measures taken to shut down ordinary life in New Zealand for at least four weeks are intended to save lives, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Doctors, hospitals and pharmacies throughout the South remain open following the raising of the Covid-19 alert level, but anyone needing medical assistance must phone ahead first.
Almost half a million dollars has been spent by the Southern District Health Board in the past year to transport neurosurgery patients from Dunedin to Christchurch.