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Taranaki great-grandmother loses eye after delays in surgery

Shirley Bielawski is 82 and is coming to terms with living with one eye.

Her family say her eye might have been saved if she had been able to get surgery for a rare, aggressive form of cancer sooner.

Bielawski’s son Phil says while health professionals on the ground are ‘’brilliant’’, the health system – which is in the midst of a major shakeup while dealing with Covid-19, flu and staff shortages – is a ‘’bloody nightmare”.

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