An Auckland-based health clinic is set to take over GP services in Kaeo, ending a long period of uncertainty for patients of the embattled Whangaroa Health Services Trust.

The decision has, however, upset local health providers, who say they were shut out and not given a chance to put in a proposal.

Last week Whangaroa Health Services Trust (WHST) stated on its website it was ''pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Whānau Ora Community Clinic (WOCC) to deliver doctor and nurse services in Kaeo''.

''The trustees have negotiated a delivery model which ensures the ownership of

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