Health Minister Coleman sends 'please explain' to lower North Island DHBs after Aotea quits tender

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

By Paul McBeth Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has asked the three lower North Island district health boards seeking to merge their pathology lab testing for an explanation after one of two bidders for the contract walked away from the tender. The minister has asked the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs why Aotea Pathology withdrew from the bidding this week, he said in an emailed statement. Aotea, a joint venture between Abano Healthcare and Sonic Healthcare, left the process saying the proposed ter...

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