David Clark | Dunedin Hospital Update

Posted 11:00am Sunday 20th August 2017 by David Clark

The health system across Otago/Southland is struggling more than most – in fact, it’s creaking at its seams. There are likely to be many contributing causes to this current predicament, including the short-funding of health, and a funding model that seems to work against the South. But Read more...

Dunedin Hospital Rebuild may Cost Millions, Billions or Squillions

Posted 10:48am Sunday 9th July 2017 by Joe Higham

Dunedin’s Hospital rebuild has suffered yet another setback in its completion dates, with the Otago Daily Times reporting that the best case scenario is now 2027. They claim the worst-case scenario is a completion date of 2031, which would be a “part rebuild and part refurbishment on Read more...

What the Hell is Going On with the Hospital Rebuild? A Short History

Posted 10:42am Sunday 30th April 2017 by Joel MacManus

The Dunedin hospital rebuild has been continually stalled for the last two years, dragging along with more reluctance than a student finishing a research assignment.  Another roadblock appeared this week with news that the Ministry of Health apparently doesn’t know what parts they can Read more...

Dunedin Hospital celebrates 150 years amid strife

Posted 10:10am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Joe Higham

Former staff, stakeholders, and residents of Dunedin Hospital gathered last week to celebrate 150 years at its Great King Street location. The hospital chapel played host to a modest ceremony as speakers told tales of times past, and look hopefully forward to a continuing future of medical Read more...

Hospital to change focus from specialised to general provider

Posted 10:55am Sunday 31st July 2016 by Joe Higham

The Dunedin Hospital may look like a carpark, but now, plans are being developed to completely rebuild the hospital, at a cost of approximately $300 million. On top of that, or despite it depending on how you look at it, the Southern District Health Board are also in the process of changing the Read more...

Hundreds gather to protest appalling ‘slop’

Posted 10:41am Sunday 8th May 2016 by Laura Starling

Around 300 people gathered outside Dunedin Hospital on April 29 to highlight their dissatisfaction with the standard of Compass Group’s food for patients.  The protest was organised by the Real Meals Coalition, who have vociferously called on the Southern District Health Board to Read more...

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