Patients spend longer than ever in Wollongong ED as hospital struggles for beds

Kate McIlwain
December 6 2023 - 12:00am

The number of seriously sick people arriving for treatment at Wollongong Hospital has climbed to its highest ever peak, with new annual data showing the time spent in the emergency department also hit an all time high.

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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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