Latest Waikato Hospital Stories

2008-10-08 15:00:38

A 19-year-old Kihikihi man injured in a fatal car crash in Te Awamutu last Tuesday is now recovering in Waikato Hospital. The 23- year-old passenger in the unwarranted, unregistered Mazda, Matthew McDonald, died at the scene. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-03 15:00:31

A long-serving doctor fell to his death at Waikato Hospital yesterday, the Waikato Times understands. Waikato Hospital officials and police confirmed the man's body was found about 10.30am. But both sets of officials are saying little else. The Times understands the man parked his Porsche in the new multi- storey carparking building and was found shortly after. Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious. The Times understands the man was a rheumatology...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

There were claims last week overcrowding and delays in hospital emergency departments were as big a killers as road crashes in New Zealand. For the record, 422 died as a result of road smashes in 2007. The claim came from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine which, at a convention in Melbourne, called for a 15 per cent boost to the number of emergency beds in New Zealand. It made the same call for Australia, claiming the death toll there was 1500 a year and argued the major...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

By FEEK, Belinda; AKOORIE, Natalie Waikato Hospital was dealt a brief reprieve yesterday as occupancy levels eased slightly but by this morning they were still tracking at more than 100 per cent. Waikato Hospital nursing and clinical services operation manager Colleen Vandy said the hospital went into gridlock on Monday night and as a result patients were waiting in transit lounges. About five elective surgery operations were cancelled yesterday, but she hoped some might be able to be...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

Hamilton jockey Paul Boylan, injured in a steeplechase fall in Foxton last week, is one patient who'd like to give up his bed at Palmerston North's overflowing hospital. But he's been stuck here for five days because Waikato Hospital is also so full it hasn't had a bed for him. Mr Boylan suffered a fractured eye socket, broken ribs, a sprained wrist and severe concussion last Thursday and was put on life support when first admitted to Palmerston North Hospital. He spent his 27th...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

By RODLEY, Aidan and Times reporters A Hamilton jockey who suffered a fractured skull and was on life support after a race fall is still waiting to be admitted to Waikato Hospital five days after the accident. Occupancy rates at the hospital are at critical levels, meaning Paul Boylan, who turns 27 today, has to wait in Palmerston North until he gets the callup for surgery at Waikato. "I was supposed to get transferred to Waikato Hospital but there's no beds," he told the Waikato...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

A 79-year-old Tauranga woman, first to undergo a rare heart operation at Waikato Hospital last week, was discharged yesterday. Ramona Johnson was one of two patients who had the two-hour transcatheter aortic valve procedure performed by Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 15:00:21

Two transcatheter aortic valve implementation heart operations were completed at Waikato Hospital yesterday, and Otorohanga's Alan Miller is due to have his today. The Waikato District Health Board is to prepare a business case for the Health Ministry after the completion of 12 such procedures. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 15:00:21

Surgeons at Waikato Hospital were under the spotlight this week when they successfully undertook radical new heart surgery. The Waikato Times reports. -------------------- Five elderly patients are recovering in hospital after landmark heart surgery at Waikato Hospital this week. Two of the transcatheter aortic valve operations were carried out on Thursday and another three yesterday. It was the first time the operations - which are much less invasive than conventional heart...

2008-08-26 15:01:06

Since 1999, the Government has invested more than a billion dollars into our health system. Seven new hospitals built plus eight other hospital campuses, as well as undertaking major refurbishment including Waikato Hospital with a $215 million redevelopment. This development includes a new 800-space carpark building. We all know what a nightmare it had been to get parking, and refurbishment of the day clinics and a new accident and emergency clinic were many years overdue. Would this...

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