30 Apr 2010

Concern for patients when health centre closes

12:04 pm on 30 April 2010

The founder of a free youth health centre in Christchurch which is closing on Friday, says she's worried the patients may stop using the health service.

The 198 centre is closing because of a lack of funding.

Dr Sue Bagshaw says staff are working to get funding for a new centre.

In the meantime, patients will be sent to a nearby clinic, where Dr Bagshaw says they may be charged to see a doctor. She says that could discourage some young patients.