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  • Marty Sharpe

Patients waiting up to a year for procedures at Hawke's Bay Hospital when the target wait is six wee

Some patients are waiting a year to get routine examination at Hawke’s Bay Hospital when they shouldn’t be waiting any longer than six weeks.

This was one of the factors that led to the hospital’s radiology department having its accreditation suspended this week, it can be revealed.

International Accreditation of New Zealand (IANZ) has suspended the department’s accreditation due to a raft of concerns, including ageing equipment, workforce shortages, unsuitable space and long waits.

Read the article here.

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