Southern District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Southern DHB launches New “Safety1st” System

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:58 pm | Southern District Health Board

The new electronic risk management system - Safety1st – went “live” across Southern today, part of a regional initiative to support continuous improvements in safety and the experience of care within hospitals and associated community services. More >>

New Video urges Staff to “Speak Up” For Patient Safety

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:44 pm | Southern District Health Board

A video has been released by Southern DHB which asks staff to “Speak Up” about patient safety and continue to help make Southern hospitals safer places for the people who work, visit or stay there. More >>

Southern DHB patients getting cancer treatment faster

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 5:27 pm | Southern District Health Board

The new faster cancer treatment health targets show that Southern patients are getting their treatment faster. More >>

Southern DHB scores very well in inpatient experience survey

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 11:59 am | Southern District Health Board

The results of the second round of the national inpatient experience survey were officially released by the Health Quality Safety Commission today with Southern once again scoring very well. More >>

Southern meets immunisation targets

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 2:16 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board (SDHB) is celebrating its success in meeting its childhood immunisation targets. More >>

Safety milestone at Dunedin Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

Staff at Dunedin Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) celebrated another safety milestone today. Last October, Dunedin ICU reached 1000 days without a single case of bloodstream infection known as central line-associated bacteraemia, or CLAB. Today they made ... More >>

New CT scanners at Dunedin Hospital

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:09 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern patients are benefitting from new state of the art CT scanners in the Oncology and Radiology Departments at Dunedin Hospital. More >>

First Patients for Paediatric Diabetes Telemedicine Clinic

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 12:52 pm | Southern District Health Board

Central Otago paediatric diabetes patients no longer have to travel to see the specialist team in Dunedin for a thirty minute appointment following the start this week of a new paediatric diabetes telemedicine clinic at Dunstan Hospital. More >>

Oamaru premises sell tobacco to minor

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:29 pm | Southern District Health Board

Oamaru premises sell tobacco to minor on a Controlled Purchase Operation In early December a Controlled Purchase Operation for tobacco was conducted in Oamaru. It is illegal to sell tobacco to persons under the age of 18 and premises were tested ... More >>

Southern Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 5:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB today announced the winner of the 2014 “Southern Innovation Challenge.” Southern DHB Emergency Management Manager, Paul McNamara and Southern DHB Emergency Management Coordinator, Owen Black’s idea to produce a smartphone Emergency Management ... More >>

Preparing and passing it on for Christmas food banks

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 3:27 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB staff are once again donating foodstuffs from their household preparedness kits to a good cause this Christmas. More >>

Dunedin Controlled Purchase Operation

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:02 pm | Southern District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation for tobacco was carried out in Dunedin on Thursday 27 November with 23 premises being tested for compliance under the Smoke-Free Environments Act 1990. It is illegal to sell tobacco to persons under the age of 18. More >>

Southern DHB gets behind NZ Safety Week

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:13 pm | Southern District Health Board

This week (24-30 November) is Safety Week. The main areas of focus are alcohol and sport and recreation activities focusing on keeping people safe over the summer period, and highlighting the change in the blood alcohol limit for driving from 1 December. More >>

Southern Patients encouraged to respond to survey

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:49 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. A random selection of people in the Southern DHB region who spent at least one night in hospital from 3 to 16 November have been sent an ... More >>

Innovative Staff Battle it out at Southern DHB

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 12:54 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is challenging its staff once again to come up with innovative ideas to improve health service delivery. This year sixteen applications will be judged in the Southern Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to give DHB staff the ... More >>

Southern DHB raising awareness on World Prematurity Day

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 3:18 pm | Southern District Health Board

Staff from Dunedin Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be raising awareness on World Prematurity day on Monday 17 November. More >>

Patients Happy with Southern DHB Experience

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 10:02 am | Southern District Health Board

Results released today reveal that patients are happy with their experience of Southern DHB hospital services. More >>

Southern DHB Celebrates First Patient Safety Week!

Monday, 3 November 2014, 9:54 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Celebrates First Patient Safety Week! Southern DHB continues to bring patient safety to the forefront as it celebrates the first ever “National Patient Safety Week” (3 – 9 November). The national event is being co-ordinated by the ... More >>

“Ladies Losing locks” for Children’s Hospital Appeal

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 12:11 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Dunedin Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is "coming to a head," again at Dunedin Hospital on Friday 31 October with a "ladies losing locks" Shave off. The Appeal, now in its eighth year, has raised nearly $7 million for the 10 children’s hospitals ... More >>

Stoptober – Halfway through

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:54 am | Southern District Health Board

New Zealand’s first national stop smoking campaign Stoptober is halfway through, and to date just over 5,000 people across the country have heard the campaign’s call to action and signed up to the website www.stoptobernz.co.nz . More >>

 

 

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