Merging Auckland ophthalmology

A new full-time regional coordinator is being sought to work out how best to merge Auckland’s ophthalmology services to remove disparities of care.

The merger of ophthalmology services across the three Auckland district health boards (DHBs), Counties Manukau, Auckland and Waitematā, has been discussed for many years, but was put on hold last year after the previous part-time regional coordinator left, said Dr Sarah Welch, Auckland DHB’s clinical director.

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