Charity hospital for Southland proposed

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:53PM
Blair and Melissa Vining. Photo / NZ Herald

A gap in cancer care in Southland has prompted plans for a charity cancer hospital to Southland.

Cancer care advocates Blair and Melissa Vining are holding a meeting tonight for interested parties, supporters, and potential investors.

Melissa says it reflects a similar operation in Christchurch run by Dr Phil Bagshaw, and the first service would be offering colonoscopies.

She told Kate Hawkesby there wouldd be no paid employees, and it would operate solely on the backing of funders.

Vining says two surgeons are already on board, and six nurses have also put their hand up.

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