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In cases where there is media or widespread public interest in a patient under our care, usually as a result of a trauma, Waikato DHB may provide brief patient condition updates on this page, rather than answering media enquiries individually.

Waikato Hospital patient updates

Update on Putaruru patients

Friday 1 December – 1pm

Two females and one male are stable in Waikato Hospital.

Visitors to the patients are very restricted to only four named people known to the family.


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Any media enquiries should go through the normal channels via Waikato DHB’s media and communication team. On duty communications consultant +64 21 671 239 and/or news@waikatodhb.health.nz