News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Southern Telemedicine Success

Southern Telemedicine Success

Southern DHB’s trial of telemedicine to link the ISIS rehabilitation ward at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin to the Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation (ATR) team at Southland hospital for Southland based patients has been a great success.

Telemedicine allows the delivery of medical care and education by remote transmission of audio and video data in real or delayed time.

The telemedicine link has been in place since the beginning of the year and takes place when the Dunedin based consultant in ISIS ward takes a Southland based clinic via a video link. The link will also be used for family meetings, multi- disciplinary team meetings, and education and training.

Over the past few months Southern DHB has also been installing more video links into the outpatient clinic rooms at Lakes District Hospital, with Balclutha Hospital also installing video links. Southern DHB consultants will be able to use these for clinician to clinician telemedicine calls and also for patient appointments, and in the next few months the DHB will be trialling Dietetic appointments for Lakes patients via video link into Southland Hospital.

“Southern DHB aims to provide the right care in the right place at the right time and for a district the size of Southern and telemedicine is the way forward,” commented Southern DHB Executive Director of Patient Services, Lexie O’Shea

“This enables more patient better access to healthcare, and providing health services remotely can reduce hospitalisations and save patients travel.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


13/10: 40 Years Since The Māori Land March Arrived At Parliament

Traffic into Wellington came to a standstill as thousands of Māori and Pākehā streamed along the motorway into the capital on 13 October 1975, concluding the Māori land march to parliament. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Before The Quakes

Remembering Christchurch: Voices from decades past: The Christchurch I lived in for my first 23 years was where four-year-olds walked alone to kindergarten, crossing roads empty of all but a couple of cars per hour. My primary school, Ilam, was newly built on a grassy paddock surrounded by rural land... More>>

6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news