hawera 1000th patient

1000th Hawera patient

• Petra Finer

A nine-year-old boy will miss out on a special cake today as he becomes the mobile surgical bus's 1000th Hawera patient.

Hawera Hospital nurse manager Nicola Tanner said the boy, undergoing dental surgery, was a typical example of the surgery regularly performed aboard the mobile surgical unit as it travelled in five-week loops of New Zealand.

She said the 1000-patient milestone proved how sustainable the service had been....  

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