A woman diagnosed with bowel cancer at Dunedin Hospital
prompted a recall of patients for surveillance colonoscopies,
Southern District Health Board gastroenterology clinical
leader Dr Jason Hill said yesterday.
The public needs to know when ''huge'' waiting times for
routine scans at Dunedin Hospital will be fixed, Southern
District Health Board member Richard Thomson told the
hospital advisory committee this week.
Hundreds of Dunedin Hospital patients did not receive
surveillance colonoscopies over several years but that was
not tracked by the Ministry of Health, which only started
individually recording the procedure last year.