13 Nov 2015

Are patients seeking hip/knee replacement surgery waiting longer?

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 13 November 2015

Figures from District Health Boards, released by the Labour Party, show that 13 out of 20 of them are making it tougher for people to get hip and knee surgery. Between a baseline of 2012 and 2015, five DHB's - Auckland, Hawke's Bay, Lakes, Tairawhiti and Waikato raised the CPAC threshold by 20 points or more. Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust Philip Bagshaw says more and more people are being kept off surgery waiting lists to make the figures look better.