March 29, 2018

About eight lives have already been saved in Hutt Valley and Wairarapa by bowel screening, according to experts.

Bowel screening has been available to people in Waitematā since 2011 under a pilot screening programme.

But in a long-awaited move, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa became the first two areas to offer screening permanently under a national programme, for those aged 60 to 74. Waitematā District Health Board transitioned into this programme in January.

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