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Pioneer Japanese Heart Surgery Used On NZ Patients

Pioneer Japanese Heart Surgery Used On NZ Patients

Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - Six patients who would normally need open heart surgery for chronically blocked arteries were operated on using methods pioneered by the Japanese to open up their arteries in Hamilton this week.

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Heart Care Services Still Not Up To Scratch, Study Finds

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - Access to heart care services in New Zealand has shown little sign of improvement since 2002, according to a study published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal.

Cardac Surgery Rates On The Rise, Waiting Times Decrease

Cardac Surgery Rates On The Rise, Waiting Times Decrease

Cardiothoracic surgery throughput has reached an all time high at Waikato Hospital with more than 500 procedures completed in the last financial year.

Minister Welcomes Progress On Rotorua Eastern Arterial

Minister Welcomes Progress On Rotorua Eastern Arterial

Minister of Transport Hon Steven Joyce has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) decision to approve funding for the investigation work on the new Rotorua Eastern Arterial.

$5.7m Project Underway To Secure SH35 At Busby's Hill

$5.7m Project Underway To Secure SH35 At Busby's Hill

Just months after the closure of SH35 at Busby's Hill during winter, the NZ Transport Agency has started work on building a new and more secure alignment for the road.

DHB Apologises To Obese Patient After Surgery Refusal

DHB Apologises To Obese Patient After Surgery Refusal

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - Capital and Coast District Health Board has apologised to an obese man who was told he could not have a stomach bypass because he was a man.