Gratitude and sympathy for Wollongong nurses working through crisis

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated June 27 2022 - 10:41am, first published 6:00am
Raising the alarm: In March, hundreds of nurses went on strike and marched through Wollongong to call for better staffing ratios and pay. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Wollongong nurses have been praised for being "absolutely amazing" despite being "exhausted" and "under-staffed", as Illawarra residents share tales of their experiences in the emergency department.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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