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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Already fatigued general practices are reporting significant and severe strain as a result of Covid-19

    Already fatigued general practices are reporting significant and severe strain as a result of Covid-19


    Nearly half of the 115 respondents of an Auckland University survey say there are delays for patients attending general practices.

    Seventy-nine per cent see delays in outpatient appointments -- while 72 per cent report delays in elective procedures like hip replacements.

    Auckland University Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith says many others report delayed treatments, that've led to more serious disease. She says there's one case where a woman left a melanoma untreated -- now she's had to have disfiguring facial surgery.

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