Doug Pike, 69, sold his home to pay for knee surgery after being on a public waiting list for eight years. Three days after the sale, he was accepted for public health surgery.
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- Surgery waiting times have increased by 35% to 304 days, since 2013.
- 1 in 9 kiwi’s can’t afford to see a GP.
- 170,000 Kiwis who need surgery aren’t on a waiting list.