Eighty-eight people are now awaiting gender reassignment surgery, with an average of two operations funded from the public purse each year. Dr Madison declined to comment further, saying the comment to the Ministry effectively explained his opinion. The Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman, is standing by the funding policy, sayingContinue Reading Middlemore Hospital in Auckland has been criticised over a vague policy, missed opportunities and “unacceptable” delay in treating a man who died from the overwhelming effects of infection. The man, aged in his 60s, went to the emergency department in 2011 suffering severe back pain several weeks after havingContinue Reading