22 Feb 2024

Concern over ability to treat cancer patients on time in NZ

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 22 February 2024

The Health and Disability Commissioner is concerned about the country's ability to treat cancer patients on time, now and in the future.

The Commissioner has just published a follow-up report on wait times at Te Whatu Ora Southern after finding delays were so bad some cancer patients were told they were likely to die before seeing a specialist.

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell spoke to Charlotte Cook.