Horror outcome after GP’s ‘illegible’ referral and missteps by DHB, nurses

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Horror outcome after GP’s ‘illegible’ referral and missteps by DHB, nurses

Keira
Stephenson
Elder care
An elderly woman’s deteriorating condition was not communicated early enough to save her from amputation and death
After a Whanganui DHB specialist found a GP’s handwritten referral illegible, a series of missed opportunities and inaction has ended in the death