Surgeon: Bowel screening system is a mess

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Publish Date
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 12:05PM
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Surgeon: Bowel screening system is a mess

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 12:05PM

According to today's New Zealand Medical Journal, the bowel screening system is quite the mess.

And what’s worse, the Ministry of Health knows and has tried to cover its tracks.

It took an intervention by the Ombudsman to get to the truth.

Surgeon Professor Phil Bagshaw joined Tim Dower.

"What we found was, people with symptoms were finding it very hard to get a colonoscopy."

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