Medical and Scientific: Wretched health of regional hospitals

03 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Patients and medical staff across NSW have sounded the alarm about a crisis in the state of country hospitals, telling of wards that look like they’ve been hit by tornadoes, hospitals requesting people bring their own bandages and doctors trying to mend broken bones over video link. A parliamentary inquiry has been told lives are being endangered by an overburdened system plagued by chronic staff shortages. The claims are contained in the first of about 500 submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into regional and rural healthcare in NSW, published ahead of a public hearing in March.

Sydney Morning Herald; 03/02/2021; Page 1​