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.
''We will be working closely with them during the next few
weeks as we consider viable options to assist their
situation,'' sector capability and implementation deputy
director-general Cathy O'Malley said in an email.
''A very positive meeting was held with Ashburn Clinic where
they were able to outline their financial position,'' she
Last week, immediate past chairman Bruce Smaill said he
feared for the clinic's future due to finances. New chairman
Lindsay Brown called the Thursday meeting constructive.