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Wellington Hospital’s ICU so busy it is transferring high-risk patients to other regions

13 November 2017 Ged Cann - Stuff

Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit is facing such high demand it is asking for daily updates from regional hospitals that have free beds, and shifting some high-risk cases to private providers, according to a leaked letter.

The anonymous letter to members of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society calls the situation a “crisis”.

Some patients had already been transferred, and no elective surgeries had been performed at the hospital for three weeks, it said.

Read the article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/98761340/wellington-hospitals-icu-so-busy-it-is-transferring-highrisk-patients-to-other-regions