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Hospitals across the country may be at breaking point due to staff shortages

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Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 9:46am
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Hospitals across the country may be at breaking point due to staff shortages

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 9:46am

Hospitals across the country may be at breaking point.  

An internal email from Auckland's emergency department has described it as an unsafe situation, in light of staffing becoming so stretched.  

One senior clinician is quoted as saying 'we cannot continue like this', in reference to a shift that started with 60 patients waiting to be seen. 

College of Emergency Medicine spokesperson Dr John Bonning says this is being echoed across the country, with a big issue being staff lost over the last year. 

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