Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Some Southern District Health Board patients are angry about services moving from the central city to Wakari.

The board's shifting its mental health community day programmes from Dunedin Hospital in June.

They'll be undertaken at a renovated floor of Helensburgh House at Wakari Hospital.

It follows a move in recent years of another mental health team from Princes Street to Wakari.

The board's running free shuttles from Dunedin Hospital up the hill, but some patients say they'll still struggle to access services.

Several protesters chained themselves to a fence at Dunedin Hospital yesterday.

They're also bothered by the stigma attached to Wakari Hospital.

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