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Chaos: Hospital emergency departments continue to be under pressure

Chaos: Hospital emergency departments continue to be under pressure

The most obvious starting point to develop a world-class health system is to finally end our constant focus on hospital care. Photo: Stock image

The most obvious starting point to develop a world-class health system is to finally end our constant focus on hospital care. Photo: Stock image

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Chaos: Hospital emergency departments continue to be under pressure

“There are no beds. The sick and the dying are left outside while stressed healthcare professionals work round the clock to help them.

Elective procedures are cancelled, previously closed beds are reopened. It is a surprise. The ensuing media storm assures us the situation is unacceptable. The doctors’ representative, the nurses’ representative, the union representative, the patients’ representative, the minister and the technocrats who run the system are all over the airwaves because the situation is unacceptable.


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