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Source and full article: Botched op victim pays for her own repair – National News | TVNZ.

Botched op victim pays for her own repair

Published: 6:31AM Saturday April 12, 2014 Source: Fairfax

  • Jean Redman takes morphine every day since a bungled operation three years ago, in which a replacement hip was fitted at the wrong angle. (Source: JOHN COWPLAND/Fairfax NZ)
    Jean Redman takes morphine every day since a bungled operation three years ago, in which a replacement hip was fitted at the wrong angle. – Source: JOHN COWPLAND/Fairfax NZ

A faulty hip replacement has left Jean Redman in intense pain for three years. But Hawke’s Bay Hospital refuses to put her on a waiting list to fix it.

ACC acknowledges her injury was caused by faulty surgery, and Hawke’s Bay District Health Board accepts she would benefit from surgery – but it says she does not meet its threshold to be on a waiting list.

Meanwhile, her pain remains intense. She had a steroid injection in her spine on Monday, takes 16mg of slow-acting morphine twice a day, and 10mg of fast-release morphine three to four times a day.

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