Hospitals are joining courts in using video link-ups with prisoners.
We as the Waikato District Health Board media and communications team try to respond to all media requests between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays we have limited out-of-hours cover for emergencies however in most cases we will post updates on our digital platforms: www.waikatonewsroom.co.nz or our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Please remember we are bound by patient confidentially and therefore cannot release personal information without the consent of the person or their guardian.
Where a person’s condition is of interest to media, we provide updated information about their medical status via Patient Updates.
Below is an explanation around what the patient condition status means:
Where possible, we will try to provide access to experts in particular fields.