By Stephen Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter, RNZ

A faulty machine that jammed during an attempted resuscitation may have contributed to a patient’s death at Middlemore Hospital’s emergency department.

The event was outlined in a Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) report, which said a mechanical fault with an automated dispensing machine, or Pyxis machine, caused a delay in accessing vital medicine.

“The DHB is not entirely sure the machine fault is related to the death, but a…

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