Women in Otago and Southland migh receive a better quality
breast-screening service by a different provider than the
present health board service, which is ''limping along'',
Federation of Women's Health Councils co-convener Barbara
Disappointment has been expressed over the failure of the
Southern District Health Board to recruit radiologists, and
its consequent decision to relinquish the southern
breast-screening service from the middle of next year.
An ''insurmountable'' lack of radiologists has forced the
Southern District Health Board to relinquish the southern
breast-screening service from the middle of next year, the
board announced yesterday.