Counties Manukau Health has started a review of a free GP visits scheme in South Auckland after a two-week trial designed to ease pressure on Middlemore Hospital's emergency department. Thornton refused to answer questions about whether the health board plans to continue with the free weekend doctors' visits. South Auckland GP Dr Api Talemaitoga chairs the Pasifika GP Network and said he was pleased to hear the scheme was being reviewed. Betty said the fact the flu season had not yet peaked meant things could get tougher for South Auckland doctors. "We don't know at this stage the number of people who took advantage of the free visits.
Source: Stuff June 29, 2022 03:54 UTC