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New programme could save on prison health care

Hospitals are joining courts in using video link-ups with prisoners.

The move could help ease the expense of prison healthcare.

Spring Hill Corrections Facility has partnered with the Waikato District Health Board to trial the Tele-health programme.

It means that a prisoner in a medical room at the prison can consult with a doctor based at Waikato Hospital via video link-up.Read the full story on Stuff. 

 

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