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John Hunter Hospital emergency staff say they're overwhelmed, but GM Leanne Johnson says hospital well equipped to treat without compromising care

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
Updated June 7 2022 - 4:20am, first published June 2 2022 - 7:30pm
Busy as: John Hunter Hospital ED staff say the pressure has been intense as demand on the department increases. Picture: Marina Neil

JOHN Hunter Hospital's emergency department is buckling under a "perfect storm" of challenges, with staff warning that it's only a matter of time before something goes tragically wrong.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

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

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