Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Southern Cross Hospital Back Up And Running

Southern Cross Hospital Back Up And Running

Southern Cross Hospital on Bealey Avenue is once again fully operational. Mains water supply has been restored and the hospital began admitting patients scheduled for elective surgery this morning, with the help of those staff who were willing and able to return to work.

Fortunately, the hospital received only minor damage in the earthquake.
It has been formally assessed and given a "green-sticker" indicating
that it is safe for public use.

Southern Cross Hospitals Chief Executive Officer Terry Moore said,
"There are patients in Canterbury requiring elective surgery and we are
pleased to help resume this service again for the region."

In the immediate hours and days following the earthquake, the hospital
facilities were utilised by the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB)
as an acute triage centre. Available Southern Cross staff were tasked
with performing surgical assessments and, in some cases, emergency
surgery for those injured in the quake, while also tending to existing
patients in the hospital.


The hospital continued to be available to surgeons and GPs until this
service was no longer required.


Mr Moore said the Southern Cross staff were in the fortunate position to
be able to help in the recovery effort.

"Though many did not know the whereabouts of family and friends they,
like so many other Cantabrians on that day, focused on helping other
people. I am extremely proud of our team.

"We will continue to offer assistance where we can with any health
services required in the coming months and years while the city gets
back on its feet."

- ends -

.

.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Day:


Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence.

The changes follow the resignations from Cabinet of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully.

In other changes Simon Bridges has been appointed Leader of the House and Nicky Wagner has been made Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration. More>>

 

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news