5 May 2020

Coronavirus: Frustration grows over delayed surgeries

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 5 May 2020

Frustration is growing among people stuck on surgery wait lists due to their age or weight.

Elective surgeries and specialist appointments are restarting under Alert Level 3, but the Ministry of Health has told DHBs to consider deferring non-urgent treatments for people who are over 70, have a BMI over 40, or have heart, lung or kidney disease.

That's being described as overkill. Katie Todd reports.