Patient with renal failure has surgery cancelled due to staff shortage

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 Aug 2021, 9:49AM
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Patient with renal failure has surgery cancelled due to staff shortage

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 Aug 2021, 9:49AM

A lifesaving surgery has been put off due to a lack of nurses at Auckland hospital. 

Chris Hunter has renal failure and was waiting for a kidney transplant scheduled for tomorrow. 

However the ADHB has now cancelled the surgery because they don’t have enough nurses to assist, as a lot of them are self-isolating. 

Chris Hunter told Mike Hosking the operation hasn’t been rescheduled yet. 

"The body's pretty much shutting down, so it's pretty devastating to be getting a call yesterday at 4 o'clock cancelling it because of the resource constraint, I just don't know what to do." 

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