13 Aug 2019

'No public inquiry needed'. Southern DHB boss

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 13 August 2019
Samples of a colon biopsy to be sent to a laboratory, at Diaconesses Croix Saint-Simon Hospital, Paris, France (2009).


Chris Fleming, the head of Southern DHB says there's no need for a public inquiry into its treatment of bowel cancer patients, and major failings are being addressed.

It's in response to criticisms levelled by Phil Bagshaw, one of two clinicians tasked with auditing the DHB's colonoscopy and bowel cancer service, who said more needed to be done to address their recommendations.