Waiting times the longest they have been in 15 years

The AMA public hospital report has shown waiting times have been the “longest in 15 years” for elective surgery and patients in the emergency room.

The report shows a decline in number of patients viewed in emergency rooms during triage times, with a lack of progress evident across the nation. Failure to meet government targets has reflected the desperate need to implement long-term funding for the public health sector.

Sathya Thavendran




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