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Health bungle: Patients left off surgical waiting lists

6 July 2018 Nicholas Jones - NZ Herald

People needing surgery were mistakenly left off waiting lists at one of the country’s biggest DHBs – an oversight only discovered when one of them queried their case.

Forty-four Auckland Hospital patients were caught up in the error, the Herald can reveal.

Auckland DHB only realised there was a problem when one of the affected patients contacted them about their referral.

Further work identified a total of 44 patients across different surgical services who were mistakenly not added to waiting lists.

The DHB carried out urgent work to clinically assess the patients and said none came to harm because of the delays. All surgeries had since been booked.

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