Hawke’s Bay District Health Board will join the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) in October, bringing to seven the number of DHBs now offering free bowel screening to eligible 60 to 74 year-olds.

Health Minister Dr David Clark opened the DHB’s new state-of-the-art gastroenterology and endoscopy unit. The $13.1 million Ruakopito building will bring gastroenterology services under one roof and help manage the expected increase in colonoscopy screening.

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