NZ Herald 21 Mar, 2022 12:24 PM

Three doctors have been told to apologise to a man who developed prostate cancer after a series of errors by multiple doctors in managing and communicating his test results.

Four test results, taken between November 2016 and December 2018, showed the patient who was aged in his 60s and had a family history if the disease, had abnormally high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

The man, who was subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer, made a complaint to the Health and Disability Commissioner about the services provided by the medical centre in August 2019.

Deputy commissioner, Vanessa Caldwell, however found the tests were not repeated promptly, the results were not relayed to the patient and he had not been referred to a urologist, in a report released on Monday. Read More