Phil Goff hopes to be out of hospital by midweek

12:56 pm on 16 April 2018

Auckland's mayor Phil Goff hopes to be out of hospital by midweek after suffering heart problems.

Phil Goff

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Mr Goff said he ended up unexpectedly at Auckland Hospital on Saturday morning, and has undergone an angioplasty procedure, with stents placed in a few arteries.

In a message on his Facebook page the mayor said despite being a non-smoker, he succumbed to a family history of clogged arteries.

Mr Goff, who is 64, hoped to be back in the office next week.

His predecessor Len Brown suffered a more serious and public heart attack in 2008 during a term as the Mayor of Manukau City, and needed several months off work.