Gary KircherWaitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is pushing for a third community meeting on Oamaru Hospital to be brought forward from early March to as soon as this week. Mr Kircher first suggested next month's meeting, that had already been brought forward from late to early March, be advanced further forward while speaking at an at-times heated public meeting organised by Dr Janice Clayton at the Scottish Hall on Friday. That meeting was organised by Dr Clayton in response to the public unrest about a Waitaki District Health Services proposal to restructure the hospital. Mr Kircher said he hoped the community meeting could be held well before the consultation period with staff affected by the proposal ended on March 11. It would also allow staff to put forward more constructive feedback as part of the consultation period.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 18, 2019 15:33 UTC