Latest Dunedin Public Hospital Stories

2008-08-29 15:00:52

By MILNE, Amy THE Health Minister has knocked National's calls for an independent investigation into the norovirus outbreaks at Dunedin Hospital as premature. Hospital management is calling it one of the worst outbreaks in years and National health spokesman Tony Ryall has demanded an independent body investigate. "This has been the most significant outbreak in recent memory and the public deserves to know what may have contributed to it, and what can be done to better deal with future...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

New Zealand hospital lockdown goes on WELLINGTON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A lockdown at New Zealand's Dunedin Hospital due to an outbreak of a norovirus has been extended, Radio New Zealand reported. The continuation of the lockdown meant all outpatient appointments, including x-rays, all planned admissions, investigations and elective surgery scheduled for Monday had been canceled, officials said. Staff were contacting all 800 people affected. Managers at the Dunedin Hospital will meet...

2008-05-24 15:00:26

By Daniel Barbarisi Rhode Island Hospital currently has a helipad one block away in a parking lot. PROVIDENCE -- Medical helicopters might soon touch down on the roof of Rhode Island Hospital, bringing patients to the emergency room faster and likely luring more helicopters to land there, rather than flying over on their way to Massachusetts hospitals. The hospital has a helipad now, but it is a block away in a surface parking lot. When a helicopter lands, the hospital must close...

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