National Cardiac Surgery Update

And the formation of the New Zealand Cardiac Network

Published online: 
02 July 2011


This publication looks at the work of the National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Network, and their work with the National Health Board (NHB)and District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to help reduce patient waiting times to levels never achieved before.

Significant progress has been made in increasing the volume of cardiac surgery operations, improving the geographic equity of cardiac surgery provision, enhancing the effectiveness of clinical prioritisation, and reducing the number of patients waiting for surgery.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 July 2011
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 July 2011
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-37476-6 (Online), 978-0-478-3780-3 (print)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2011. National Cardiac Surgery Update: and the formation of the New Zealand Cardiac Network. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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