Hunter mum waits 73 hours for COVID test result, as laboratory sends confirmation text to wrong number

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
August 9 2021 - 9:00pm

ALISSA McEntyre has one word to describe waiting more than 72 hours for the results of her Friday COVID-19 test - and being told the confirmation text had been sent to the wrong number.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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