Dunedin Hospital's revenue from the Accident Corporation Commission has been $479,000 lower than budget so far this year and next year funding is expected to be more scarce.
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin says he has his "loins girded" and is ready to advocate for retention of neurosurgeons in Dunedin should that prove necessary.
A suggestion in a medical magazine that cardiac services at Dunedin are under threat appears to be speculation, says Southern District Health Board (SDHB) chief executive Brian Rousseau.
Dunedin Hospital's outpatient physiotherapy service is under pressure, with routine non-urgent patients waiting nine weeks for treatment.
A group of Dunedin psychotherapists is concerned there is no counselling service for cancer patients at Dunedin Hospital following a staff resignation, but a limited service will be available from mid-February.
Dunedin Hospital buildings' earthquake resistance ranged from good to excellent when a structural report was last done in 1998, Southern District Health Board chief operating officer (Otago) Vivian Blake says.
Getting the right number of nursing staff to cover patients with varying needs is being made easier in some Dunedin and Invercargill hospital wards.
Ethical approval for trials of ketamine on advanced cancer patients with depression had to be obtained because the trial was different from prescribing the drug off-label to Dunedin Hospital mental health service patients, Southern DHB Otago chief medical officer Richard Bunton said.
Medikidz comic books designed to help children understand medical conditions will be a great resource for Dunedin Hospital's paediatric ward, charge nurse manager Shirley Bell says.
Seven years ago, Dunedin Hospital management was warned its acute theatre management was a "red light" issue for the organisation.
The death of a 74-year-old woman from a severe reaction to an antibiotic which caused a 60% skin loss was "very, very rare" , southern regional coroner David Crerar says in his finding on the death.
The head of Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED) has resigned in frustration at what he says are planned staffing cuts.
The senior doctors' union is unimpressed with what it calls a "petty point-scoring" open letter Southern District Health Board management has sent Dunedin Hospital emergency department staff.
The public needs to know when ''huge'' waiting times for routine scans at Dunedin Hospital will be fixed, Southern District Health Board member Richard Thomson told the hospital advisory committee this week.
Poor access to surgery forces the renal service into a ''vicious cycle'' in which patients are not always prepared surgically for home dialysis, which then pressures hospital services, Dunedin Hospital nephrologist Dr John Schollum said yesterday.
Dunedin Hospital's new baby, a combined neonatal and paediatric ward, is on course to open by the end of this year.
The Southern District Health Board has approved a $1.75 million repair job to fix Dunedin Hospital's seven-storey clinical services building.
The Southern District Health Board has acknowledged it has no idea how much the Compass Group will spend equipping its kitchens over the next 15 years.
Dunedin Hospital is to get a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as part of a $23.4 million development of the Southern DHB's Dunedin facilities.
An independent analysis of the Dunedin Hospital "putting the patient first" pilot found it made some improvements for patients but did not result in a permanent change to the emergency department culture.