5 May 2022

Long waits for surgery are not just because of Covid, say surgeons

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 5 May 2022

The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association says we can't blame the pandemic for increasingly long waits for surgery. It says the problem has existed for a long time due to a lack of resources and Covid-19 has simply made the situation worse. The government yesterday announced a new group to help hospitals reduce surgery wait times.