Patients forego privacy at Shellharbour Hospital as nurses work 'permanent overtime'

Kate McIlwain
Updated February 20 2023 - 8:22pm, first published 1:33pm

Chronic understaffing at Shellharbour Hospital has resulted in patients being treated in front of one another in corridors and causing more and more nurses choosing to leave their profession, unions say.

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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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