Unprecedented times call for unprecedented waiting

New South Wales emergency departments are overwhelmed

Emergency department wait times are increasing exponentially in health services throughout New South Wales. This causes concern for both health care providers and their patients.

A recent report released by the Bureau of Health Information reveals the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and examines performance of public hospital and ambulance services in the state during 2021.

Both the recent Omnicron wave and staff burnout have caused wait times in hospitals to blow out, with patients waiting hours to be treated – even when presenting with acute life-threatening conditions.

New South Wales health care providers continue to claim they aren’t being heard by state or federal governments.