A union wanting to know why the Southern District Health
Board is trying to opt out of its breast-screening contract
says it finally got hold of a crucial letter, but it was so
heavily censored it was ''meaningless''.
The Ministry of Health will work with Ashburn Clinic, in
Dunedin, to find a solution to the private psychiatric
hospital's funding issues, the ministry said after a meeting
with clinic representatives.
The Southern District Health Board has agreed to consider the
Ombudsman's view that it should consult the public before
controversial decisions, but it was difficult to ''second
guess'' the circumstances when that would be required,
chairman Joe Butterfield told board members this week.