Sat, 22 Sep 2012 6:18p.m.
North Shore's A&E reckons it has found a way to save lives and slash waiting times.
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25/09/2012 10:07:53 a.m.
I agree with Theena. There is a virtual freeze on all DHB positions, making a month by month assessment to see if there is money to cover staff leaving or off sick. The wait time is ridiculous and people who are genuinely unwell with a longer term illness are being sent home/discharged within a 6 hour target only for the DHB to say wow look at us, we are doing so well. Phooey! WDHB has overspent now there is no money for staffing. Good luck if you get sick and need hosptial care.
25/09/2012 4:30:47 a.m.
If emergency departments were used for what they were intended there would not be 5 hour waits. We get great health care and people who actually need to be seen in an emergency department get timely care and treatment. If you are waiting 5 hours you probably had a complaint that could have been attended to by your GP! This is were funding should be going, making private GP care cheaper so that people go to their GP out of habit rather than choosing the long wait in ED over an expensive trip to the GP especially after hours.
25/09/2012 12:51:38 a.m.
very, very short staff in ED. manager not replacing vacant or sick staff as have been overbudget. Staff have been stressed out due to poor staffing. Not very safe place to work, and very unsafe for patient.
24/09/2012 6:59:47 p.m.
23/09/2012 4:05:05 p.m.
The wait is now DOWN to five hours? Holey moley, that's still very high. We all know that nobody works harder than our nursing staff, so there clearly aren't enough of them. More funding and staff required.
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