The public needs to know when ''huge'' waiting times for
routine scans at Dunedin Hospital will be fixed, Southern
District Health Board member Richard Thomson told the
hospital advisory committee this week.
A Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) deputation failed
yesterday to sway the Southern District Health Board, which
will press ahead with plans to dump the organisation from
home-based services as early as next month.
The rationalisation of home-support services that saw
Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) dumped as a provider will
help prevent further budget overspending in disability
support, a Southern District Health Board committee heard
Grey Power wants an ''open honest answer'' from the Southern
District Health Board about why it ''wiped out'' a trusted
local provider of home support for older people, Grey Power
Otago president Jo Millar says.
Hundreds of Dunedin Hospital patients did not receive
surveillance colonoscopies over several years but that was
not tracked by the Ministry of Health, which only started
individually recording the procedure last year.