MORE OP­ER­A­TIONS

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The num­ber of op­er­a­tions in Waitem­ata DHB have in­creased dra­mat­i­cally over the last eight years, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by Health Min­is­ter and North­cote MP Dr Jonathan Cole­man. Elec­tive surg­eries in­creased 74 per cent from 2008 to 2016, which is much higher than the 40 per cent na­tion­wide. In Waitem­ata, or­thopaedic elec­tive surg­eries are also up 74 per cent, cataract surg­eries are up 54 per cent, hips and knee re­place­ments are up 72 per cent and ini­tial as­sess­ments, are up 45 per cent.

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