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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    The Health Minister says te pressure on some hospitals extreme

    The Health Minister says te pressure on some hospitals extreme


    Counties Manukau DHB paid GPs to see patients to relieve Middlemore Hospital's ED during the weekend.

    A 50 year-old woman died with a brain bleed last week - allegedly after being told by Middlemore staff it would be eight hours before she could be examined.

    Andrew Little says the demand from Covid-19 and resurging flu with open borders was anticipated.

    But he says the level of staff absenteeism wasn't predicted - and all of those factors are stressing the system.

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