A workplace safety complaint concerning Wakari Hospital has been dismissed, but the Southern District Health Board has welcomed the scrutiny of its procedures. In November last year WorkSafe carried out a proactive workplace assessment of health and safety matters at Wakari. "WorkSafe is satisfied there is a good strategic plan in place to address internal health and safety concerns and manage risk." SDHB health and safety general manager James Knapp said the complaint was unsupported by evidence, but WorkSafe’s involvement had been useful. Mr Knapp said the SDHB would have ongoing meetings with WorkSafe to monitor safety issues at Wakari.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 21, 2020 15:22 UTC