Latest Waikato Hospital Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.