Exhausted Wollongong nurses 'cleaning, delivering meals' on top of patient care

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 2 2022 - 6:06pm, first published 4:00pm
Wollongong nurses 'exhausted' as patients arrive sicker than ever
Wollongong nurses 'exhausted' as patients arrive sicker than ever

Wollongong Hospital is so understaffed that nurses are routinely working double shifts in roles outside of their usual area and being left to deliver patient meals and do cleaning, according to the nurses union.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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