A new way of managing colorectal cancer in the Southern District Health board population must urgently replace competition with co-operation, reviewers say.
Auditors reviewing cases over concerns about colonoscopy access through the Southern District Health Board limited their review because it was taking too long to get complete clinical records.
A claim of "inter-service warfare" has emerged in a damning review of Southland access to Southern District Health Board's colonoscopy service.
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Natalie Yeoman is mystified by the failure of a senior Southern District Health Board radiologist to apologise to her.
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Frustrations from Southland surgeons about colonoscopy referrals and ‘‘missed cancers’’ are evident in correspondence to the Southern District Health Board, writes Elspeth McLean.
Southern District Health Board is revealing little about the delay to the completion of the external review of colonoscopy referrals at Southland Hospital.
The Southern District Health Board's highest individual termination or personal grievance payment last financial year was $75,000.
Health Minister David Clark has been unwilling to give his views on the size of the highest pay packets at district health boards.
Eight district health boards had pay packages for their chief executives of $500,000 or more last financial year.
Top district health board pay last year went to four Auckland surgeons with packages topping $1 million.
An external review of referrals for colonoscopy at Southland Hospital will include at least 20 cases where surgeons believe diagnosis of cancer was delayed.
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Early figures on cancers missed in the Waitemata bowel screening pilot have prompted fresh concern about the limitations of the national programme and the need for comprehensive information for...
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Despite concern about the reach of the national bowel-screening programme, Bowel Cancer New Zealand says it is delighted the Southern District Health Board is joining the programme this month and...
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Some of the 10,000 people wrongly dropped off the invitation list for bowel screening may have been waiting to be seen for five years, the Ministry of Health says.
Last week, Health Minister David Clark went public over a glitch in the bowel screening pilot scheme which may have affected three people who went on to get cancer, one of whom has since died.