Horror day for Illawarra hospitals as delays force paramedics to park at 711

Kate McIlwain
Updated February 7 2023 - 6:09pm, first published February 6 2023 - 4:45pm
Ambulances queued on Darling Street as there was no space left in the bays outside the hospital. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
Ambulances queued on Darling Street as there was no space left in the bays outside the hospital. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Paramedics at Wollongong Hospital were forced to line up down the street, with some resorting to finding a park in the neighbouring 711 service station, due to long delays and an influx of patients at the emergency department.

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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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