Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin Hospital 

Dunedin Hospital is a 388-bed tertiary facility employing over 3,000 staff and servicing an Otago catchment of 181,500. Located in the heart of the city centre, Dunedin Hospital is the tertiary hospital for the lower part of the South Island (inclusive of Southland - providing tertiary services for a combined catchment of 289,000) and is home to all specialties plus a broad array of sub specialties.  

The hospital includes Intensive Care, Neo-Natal Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units, eight main operating and two day surgery theatres.  Dunedin Hospital also operates a regional helicopter retrieval service.  Dunedin Hospital has modern radiology services, including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and interventional radiology. Specialised psychiatric hospital services and services for people with intellectual or physical disabilities are provided from Wakari Hospital (150 beds) and is located about 3km from Dunedin Hospital (a 10 minute drive up the hill).  

Dunedin Hospital is a University teaching hospital with very strong links to the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Sciences.  Each year, Dunedin Hospital sees 36,000 emergency department presentations, performs approximately 10,200 theatre operations, 1800 births, and  23,000 discharges.

A stand out attraction of Dunedin Hospital is the close working relationship which it shares with the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic for the provision of education and research. This vital link with the Dunedin School of Medicine (New Zealand's first, which was established in 1877) sees Dunedin Hospital as a teaching and clinical training hospital and offers opportunities for medical professionals interested in shared research, teaching and clinical work.  The University of Otago, is New Zealand's oldest and is considered to be the country's foremost tertiary educator - having earned an enviable international reputation, particularly in Health Sciences.

Dunedin Hospital Specialties:

Specialties
 Emergency Medicine Neurosurgery
 Internal Medicine Neurology
 Gastroenterology Ear, Nose and Throat
 Oncology (medical and radiation) Orthopaedic Surgery
 Haemotology Maternity
 Respiratory Neonatal
 Endocrinology Paediatrics
 Cardiology (including interventional cardiology  and a Coronory Care Unit) Mental Health
 Renal sub-speciality areas Physical Rehabilitation (under 65)
 Rheumatology Older Person's Health
 General Surgery Palliative Care
 Urology Pain Service
 Vascular Radiology
 Ophthalmology Pathology
 Gynaecology  

Bed numbers at Dunedin Hospital:

  # Beds
 Orthopaedics 42 
 General Surgery/Urology/Gynaecology 66 
 Intensive Care Unit
 Neonatal Unit 16 
 Neurosciences/ENT/Ophthalmology 20 
 Cardiology/Renal 20 
 CCU
 Cardiothoracic/Respiratory 20 
 Older People's Health 40 
 Pscyho-geriatrics 20
 Oncology/Haematology 14 
 Internal Medicine/ Gastro 48
 Children's 16
 Maternity 50
 Total 388