More Health Bungling

The Health sector is in an uproar.

The parallells with 1999 are stark.

Today's Health debacle is that Two weeks out from the promised start date for an upgraded cancer service, the treatment machine has yet to be ordered from overseas.

Angry doctors say the high-dose brachytherapy machine – due to start treatment in Wellington next month – has yet to be ordered from overseas and is unlikely to arrive by year's end.

The blame?

[quote]Bureaucratic delays have meant the replacement is still awaited – despite doctors flagging the need for it more than seven years ago.

Both the Health Ministry and Capital and Coast District Health Board told The Dominion Post in April that the treatment would be available by July 1.

But two months on, health boards are still arguing about how the treatment will be funded, the machine has not been ordered.[/quote]

 

 

 

 


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