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Record number of Registered Nurse Graduates

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 2:46 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB has reached an all-time record with 79 Registered Nurse (RNs) graduates participating in two structured integration nursing programmes this year. These programmes have been designed specifically to guide and assist nursing graduates as they embark ... More >>

Southern DHB committee meetings to be open to the public

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 5:17 pm | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Commissioner Kathy Grant has determined that as from the start of next month the following meetings will be held in public: More >>

VRE update – Dunedin Hospital

Friday, 22 April 2016, 10:43 am | Southern District Health Board

One more sample at Dunedin Hospital has screened positive for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This brings the total number of people with positive screening results to six. These are colonisations with VRE (the bacteria is in or on patient’s ... More >>

April update from the Southern Partnership Group

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:27 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern Partnership Group (SPG) has had a busy month meeting with a range of stakeholders to help inform the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. More >>

‘Exciting progress’ for Dunedin Hospital

Friday, 15 April 2016, 2:34 pm | Southern District Health Board

Progress is “well underway” for Southern DHBs proposed plans to establish a modern, new, contemporary critical care area in Dunedin Hospital, comments Clinical Leader for the Capital Project Management, Dr David Perez. “The proposed redevelopment ... More >>

Conversations that Count Day 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016, 2:32 pm | Southern District Health Board

Conversations that Count Day 2016 Southern DHB is asking people to have a ‘Conversation that Counts’. This is the third national awareness day for Advance Care Planning (ACP), designed to encourage people to think about, talk about, and plan for their ... More >>

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) update

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 9:08 am | Southern District Health Board

Monday 11 April 2016 Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) update – Dunedin Hospital There have been no further positive culture results for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus at Dunedin Hospital, ... More >>

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) – Dunedin Hospital

Friday, 8 April 2016, 5:12 pm | Southern District Health Board

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) – Dunedin Hospital Five patients recently admitted to Dunedin Hospital have screened positive for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). These patients are colonised with VRE (the bacteria is in or on patient’s ... More >>

Southern DHB is encouraging its staff to #ImmuniseYourSelfie

Monday, 4 April 2016, 2:37 pm | Southern District Health Board

With flu season nearly upon us Southern DHB is encouraging its staff to take up the offer of a free influenza vaccination once again this year to protect themselves, their patients and their families. More >>

Dunedin GP makes one millionth electronic referral

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 1:21 pm | Southern District Health Board

Dunedin GP Dr Jan Cottle at Musselburgh Medical Centre Ltd has made the one millionth electronic referral or requests for specialist advice using the South Island Electronic Request Management System (ERMS). This represents a significant step towards delivering ... More >>

March update from the Southern Partnership Group

Friday, 18 March 2016, 4:00 pm | Southern District Health Board

The Southern Partnership Group (SPG) met this week and received a report from Sapere Research Group on progress with the Strategic Service Plan. More >>

Southern DHB Celebrating World Oral Health Day

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 2:05 pm | Southern District Health Board

How well do you look after your oral health? This weekend, on Sunday 20th of March 2016, Southern DHB is celebrating World Oral Health Day (WOHD) with activities, competitions, interactive activity stations and expert talks. More >>

Southern communities help shape future of local health care

Monday, 14 March 2016, 3:07 pm | Southern District Health Board

Communities and healthcare staff from throughout Otago and Southland have this month contributed to one of New Zealand’s biggest ever health consultations. More >>

Transplant Siblings raise awareness for World Kidney Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 3:40 pm | Southern District Health Board

It’s World Kidney Day on Thursday and siblings Brian Docherty, Colleen Myers and Terry Docherty are sharing their story to raise awareness of kidney disease and to say thank you for the fantastic care they’ve received from both Southern DHB and ... More >>

Castle Street Incident

Monday, 7 March 2016, 9:48 am | Southern District Health Board

Following the balcony collapse at approximately 7.45pm on Friday night on Castle Street Dunedin, one patient remains in Dunedin Hospital in a stable condition. The other patient was transferred to Christchurch Hospital. Southern DHB Chief Executive, ... More >>

Incident on Castle Street Dunedin, Update

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 4:03 pm | Southern District Health Board

Following the balcony collapse at approximately 7.45pm last night on Castle Street Dunedin, 18 patients were taken to the emergency department at Dunedin Hospital. Two of these patients were admitted to Dunedin Hospital in a serious but stable condition. ... More >>

Castle Street Incident

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 3:37 pm | Southern District Health Board

Dunedin hospital is responding well to an incident on Castle St this evening. A balcony collapsed at approximately 7.45pm. 17 patients are being assessed at the emergency department at Dunedin Hospital. Their conditions are not available at this time. ... More >>

“Best ever” response to DHB listening week

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:08 pm | Southern District Health Board

“Best ever” response to DHB listening week Southern DHB has had a “fantastic response” to an organisational initiative which aims to keep improving the quality of staff and patient experiences at Southern DHB. Over 1200 patients, whānau and ... More >>

Handbook aims to unleash innovation at Southern DHB

Friday, 26 February 2016, 11:04 am | Southern District Health Board

So you have a great idea at work – how do you bring it to reality? A handbook that takes people from ideas to “involvement, innovation and inspiration” is to be launched at the Southern DHB’s Southland, Dunedin, Wakari and Lakes District ... More >>

Protect your daughter against cervical cancer

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:01 am | Southern District Health Board

During February and March this year, Year 8 girls will be bringing home a bright yellow and orange consent form for a vaccine to protect your daughter against cervical cancer. More >>

 

 

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