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Hospital’s use of motels demonstrates perils of ‘short-termism’

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
News that Wellington Hospital is using motels to deal with patient over-flow is a consequence of the short-termism that characterises new hospital builds in New Zealand, says Angela Belich, Acting Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Ms Belich was commenting on a https://www.asms.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Research-Brief-Capital-Charge_169877.2.pdf

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  1. Harry Welsford, 23. September 2019, 14:11

    Holy cow! That is more mismanagement. They also in some cases make patients use their own homes in place of urgent hospital services. Would so like to see actual medical specialists drive our medical system and not the Govt and its 21 DHBs.

  2. Douglas C, 25. September 2019, 8:01

    It demonstrates the C&C DHB management cannot provided the needed inpatient care for the people of the region and are still turfing patients.


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