PSO drops legal fight over axing

Frazer Barton
Frazer Barton
Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) will not take legal action against Southern District Health Board over its dumping as a home-support provider, it announced this afternoon.

PSO chairman Frazer Barton said the organisation still believed it had been treated unfairly, but it did not want to subject clients to uncertainty.

PSO had previously indicated it would lodge an interim injunction if its last-ditch appeal to the board last Friday was unsuccessful.

The health board has maintained it won't make any changes to the new system for home-care it is implementing from next month. ENDS

About time

Thank goodness they have decided to let it go and move on. Change isn't always a bad thing and there is no reason to think the service will suffer. Now everyone can focus on making sure the transition is a smooth one.

Tragic outcome

While I can understand PSO not wanting to "subject clients to uncertainty", the long term solution is far from edifying. Keep social services and business local - how many times do we have to say that for our health and wellbeing in the South.

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