Health executives have occupied at least five different
well-appointed suites during the 18 years they have stalled
on upgrading Dunedin's gastroenterology facility, a highly
critical report released this week says.
Poor access to surgery forces the renal service into a
''vicious cycle'' in which patients are not always prepared
surgically for home dialysis, which then pressures hospital
services, Dunedin Hospital nephrologist Dr John Schollum said
The Dunedin Hospital doctor, whose name is suppressed, was
brought before the Medical Council's professional conduct
committee after the female patient complained about the
doctor's relationship with her former civil union partner.