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