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