Government announces emergency department taskforce as Wollongong hits wait time records

Natalie Croxon
Kate McIlwain
Updated December 7 2023 - 5:51pm, first published December 6 2023 - 3:22pm
A sign points to the emergency department in Wollongong Hospital. Picture by Adam McLean
A sign points to the emergency department in Wollongong Hospital. Picture by Adam McLean

The NSW government has announced it will establish a taskforce to bring down emergency department wait times, the day after new data revealed patients at Wollongong Hospital are waiting longer than ever.

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Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon

Journalist

Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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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