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New Maitland Hospital understaffed as pressure builds on emergency department, ambulance bays and outpatients, Hunter Health Services Union organiser says

Anita Beaumont
April 13 2022 - 5:30am
'Freakishly' busy: Maitland's new $470m hospital 'understaffed'
'Freakishly' busy: Maitland's new $470m hospital 'understaffed'

STAFF say "freakishly" busy days have become the norm at the new Maitland Hospital, with ambulance banking, up to four-hour waits in outpatient clinics, wards at "surge capacity" and a busy emergency department full of frustrated patients and stretched staff.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont


Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.

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