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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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Coronavirus: Elective surgery catch-up could take years

25 May 2020 Piers Fuller - Stuff

It could take years to get through a backlog of elective surgery patients caused by Covid-19 restrictions, say specialists.

Senior doctors warn there aren’t enough specialists to increase capacity and many work in both the public and private sectors.

Sarah Dalton, of the Association Salaried Medical Specialists, said New Zealand didn’t have enough senior doctors before the pandemic to deal with regular patient load and “nothing has changed”.

Read the Stuff article here.