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Eye review calls for more staff and space

19 May 2017 David Loughrey - ODT

Inadequate governance and insufficient capacity have been pinpointed as the reasons behind delays that resulted in 23 Otago and Southland residents suffering partial sight loss.

An external review of ophthalmology services at the Southern District Health Board was released today, with recommendations including increased capacity of clinical staff, support staff, equipment and physical clinic space.

The review also recommended each department, in Dunedin and Invercargill, have a dedicated manager or co-ordinator.

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