Hospital cuts loss

Waitaki District Health Services, operator of the Oamaru Hospital, has recorded a small loss for the first six months of this year and hopes to at least break even at the end of the financial year, despite forecasting a major deficit.

However, the company responsible for delivering health services to the Waitaki district is also concerned about future funding from the cash-strapped Otago District Health Board.

Chairman George Berry reported a half-year deficit of $31,721, which he said represented a significant saving on the initial budgets.


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