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Fall in missed hospital appointments welcomed

Tue, 18 Mar 2014


There has been a fall in the number of people who are missing appointments at Noble’s Hospital.

Between January 2013 and January this year appointments classed as ‘DNAs’ reduced by nine per cent – with just over 8,000 missed.

The Department of Health says the improvement is due to a new centralised appointments bureau at the hospital which acts as a one stop appointment shop.

Minister Howard Quayle says it's an important problem to tackle as missed appointments push up waiting times for other people:

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