8 Sep 2023

Cancer Society speaks on Dunedin oncology staff shortages

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 8 September 2023

The Cancer Society says it's concerned about the ripple effects of the severe shortage of senior oncologists at Dunedin Hospital.

The hospital will next month lose its accreditation to train junior oncology doctors because it doesn't have enough senior staff.

The Radiation Oncology unit is supposed to have eight specialists, but it's down to just three - and one of those is leaving in November.

The Cancer Society's Service delivery manager Craig Watson, spoke to Charlie Dreaver.