Southern District Health Board - Latest News [Page 1]

Southern DHB is having ‘Conversations that Count’

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 12:49 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is asking people to have a ‘Conversation that Counts’ on Thursday (16th April), the second national awareness day for advance care planning, to encourage people to think about, talk about and plan for their future health care. More >>

Southern DHB performs its first Emergency "EVAR"

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 12:30 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB performs its first Emergency Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) under local anaesthetic. More >>

Southern DHB is 'Going Spotty'

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:53 pm | Southern District Health Board

March is Melanoma Awareness month and the Melanoma Foundation is holding its third national ‘Go Spotty’ Mufti Day this Friday to raise awareness of this disease that is affecting over 4000 kiwis every year. More >>

Southern DHB Part of South Island Alcohol Project

Monday, 16 March 2015, 2:57 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is part of an important new project designed to support a long term reduction in the harm alcohol causes to young people living in the South Island. More >>

Stereotactic Radiotherapy System Replacement Approved

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 2:19 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern DHB Board has approved the replacement of the Oncology Stereotactic Planning system, and necessary building upgrades. More >>

Southern DHB launching “Smile for Life” poster series

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11:04 am | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB is celebrating World Oral Health Day with the launch of the ‘Smile for Life’ poster series. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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