The Southern District Health Board has said it would charge
more than $2200 to look through emails and letters between it
and six home-based support providers in order to decide
whether they could be released.
Many of the more than 13,000 people who signed a petition
calling for the Southern District Health Board to reinstate
two dropped home-care support providers did not understand
what they were signing, board member Neville Cook says.
People attending meetings seeking answers from the Southern
District Health Board about why it dumped Presbyterian
Support Otago (PSO) and others in a shake-up of home-based
services ''left happy'', the board heard yesterday.