Western Sydney surgeon Fred Betros says doctors and nurses are overstretched to meet targets.
Photo: Edwina Pickles SMH
Bureau of Health Information report shows NSW emergency departments face record flow of patients. Stating the below:
In some instances emergency departments have seen “One-third of triage 2 patients (considered to have imminently life-threatening conditions) waited longer than the recommended 10 minutes for their treatment to start, and roughly 30 per cent of triage 3 patients with potentially life-threatening conditions did not have their treatment start on time (within 30 minutes).”
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WiSE was established to help ease the load on emergency departments by seeing patients that have acute or urgent conditions that require emergency consultation and investigation or observation and treatment, but do not require hospitalisation and their situation is not life threatening.
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