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Oncology waiting list shrinking

1 August 2019 Mike Houlahan - Otago Daily Times

The waiting list for radiation oncology treatment at the Southern District Health Board is on its way back down after blowing out to about 150 people earlier this year.

A ”recovery programme” had now been put in place, a meeting of board commissioners heard yesterday.

Under the programme, the oncology service clinical leader was called on to pick up several patients, and a Canterbury clinician came south to hold special clinics to tackle the waiting list.

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