Photo: 123rfPeople suspected of having cancer are facing delays in getting treatment in Counties Manukau, with the area's biggest health provider failing to meet its own targets. Te Whatu Ora (Counties Manukau) chief medical officer Dr Andrew Connolly said the fact the DHB failed to meet the faster cancer treatment target was cause for concern. But Elwood said the fact hospitals around the country were failing to meet the so-called faster cancer treatment target was a worrying sign. "Obviously we're concerned about the situation in Counties Manukau, but it's part of a much wider national problem," she said. According to the Ministry of Health, cancer is the country's single biggest cause of death and more people were developing it.
Source: Stuff March 20, 2023 20:25 UTC