Health

26-hour wait: New data exposes full extent of Wollongong hospital crisis

Kate McIlwain
June 15 2022 - 12:30am
26-hour wait: new data exposes full extent of Wollongong hospital crisis
26-hour wait: new data exposes full extent of Wollongong hospital crisis

Patients who were admitted to hospital from Wollongong's emergency department faced an average wait time of 11 hours and 31 minutes, according to new health data which shows how the region's health system coped during the peak of the Omicron wave.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

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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