Southern District Health Board issues public apology saying it accepts responsibility for lack of focus, clarity and reporting.
The Southern District Health Board has apologised to the public for issues within its gastroenterology department.
Speaking at a public board meeting Tuesday, deputy chairman David Perez said that while some progress had been made since concerns were first raised, there had been a lack of clear management focus.
“The board accepts responsibility for the lack of focus, lack of clarity, and lack of reporting. We’d like to apologise for any harm that it’s caused patients.”
Perez also apologised to SDHB staff for the frustration the situation had caused them.
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