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Wairarapa DHB is developing a contingency plan for acute orthopaedic care while we work to address a shortage of surgeons at the hospital.
While Wairarapa DHB achieved compliance for its successful installation of improved bracing in the hospital ceilings last year, the seismic journey is not over yet. This week, the DHB will start installation of solutions to improve areas in the main building that might not stand up to a major earthquake.
Our orthopaedic service is a key focus for us at Wairarapa Hospital, with the retirement of one surgeon closely followed by the resignation of another. The DHB leadership team is working hard to ensure the communities needs can be met.