3 Jul 2015

Orthopaedic training suspended

6:39 am on 3 July 2015

Dunedin Hospital has had its orthopaedic training accreditation suspended.

Dunedin Hospital.

Dunedin Hospital. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

The Orthopaedic Association says the decision to suspend the accreditation is in response to a problem the hospital has had with providing enough supervision for trainees.

The association's chief executive Flora Gilkison said the hospital was working to rectify the situation and she expected the suspension to be lifted in 2017.

"Orthopaedic training is like and apprenticeship so you need adequate supervision, so there're an issue with supervision, the numbers of supervision in orthopaedic theatres, and so that's what the education committee had been requesting Dunedin Hospital to correct working to correct."