Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Dr Shane Reti slams government for lack of preparation causing delayed procedures and hospital events

Lloyd Burr 12/11/2021

LISTEN: Dr Shane Reti joined Lloyd Burr this afternoon to discuss the many procedures and possibly life-threatening diagnoses that aren't happening because of the current COVID lockdown.

Close to 103,000 procedures and hospital events had to be canceled across the country in the first 10 weeks of the Delta Covid-19 outbreak.

Auckland has been hit hardest: particularly Counties Manukau District Health Board, which shouldered 33 percent of cancellations overall in that period. However, all DHBs have been impacted.

Today National party’s health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti said a failure of the Government to prepare our health system is to blame.

Listen to the full interview above, and catch Lloyd Burr Live every weekday from 4pm on Magic Talk.

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