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Don’t come unless it’s an emergency, Waikato Hospital ED staff say

13 September 2017 Stuff

The emergency department at Waikato Hospital is “in overload” and non-urgent surgeries are being rescheduled.

“We will be taking only emergencies today in the emergency department,” emergency department specialist Dr Andrew Wilde said in a video posted online.

“Anyone who presents with a non-urgent problem will be asked to go and see their general practitioner or a local accident and medical centre, or must be prepared for a long wait.”

It’s not just emergency that’s chocka – the hospital itself is also full.

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