Health board disputes story
Capital & Coast District Health Board is disappointed by the unbalanced and incorrect article that was published about Kenepuru Accident & Medical (July 23), especially after lengthy discussions between our communications team and the acting editor, in which assurances were given by the acting editor that the story by the journalist would not run in its current form.
To then read that the article contained two case examples, when we were only asked to comment on one, only adds to the factual errors you printed.
We do not consider it appropriate for us to discuss detailed health information in a public forum.
We have a formal complaints process and we will always investigate a patient’s concerns and talk to them directly, providing them with a detailed overview of the outcome of the investigation.
After reviewing the file and talking to key clinical staff members, the District Health Board is confident there was no misdiagnosis in the case of the child who had hand, foot and mouth disease.
He was treated based on the presentation at the time.
Your second case was never referred to us for comment.
The Accident & Medical Centre located at Kenepuru Hospital has a team of very talented and dedicated professionals who work Editor’s note: No such assurances were given by the acting editor. The District Health Board claims the story contained factual errors, but has not named any. KapiMana News stands by the story.