Todd Muller welcomes more elective surgeries for Bay of Plenty

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

National MP Todd Muller says the latest National Health Targets show Bay of Plenty frontline health services continue to improve.

“Locally, Bay of Plenty DHB improved performance across all the targets,” Mr Muller said.

“The DHB’s exceeded the number of planned elective procedures by 12 per cent with 521 elective discharges more than planned in the previous quarter. This is a credit to local health professionals.

“All our district health boards continue to make progress towards the new faster cancer treatment target. Two thirds of patients with suspected Cancer received treatment within 62 days of referral.

“Across New Zealand, more children are being immunised, more people are getting checks for diabetes and heart disease, and more people are getting help to quit smoking, which is helping to improve their lifestyles,” Mr Muller said.

“One of National’s priorities this term is to deliver better public services, and health services are among the most important to New Zealand families.

“I’m pleased the latest quarterly results show we are making real improvements for patients and their families,” Mr Muller said.

Information about the national health targets is available on the Ministry of Health website: www.health.govt.nz/healthtargets