Wyong Hospital waiting times among worst in state

Michelle CashmanMichelle Cashman, Central Coast Nurses and Midwives' Association.

The latest statistics from the Bureau of Health show that waiting times for surgery and emergency departments at Wyong and Gosford hospitals are among the worst five in the state.

The report points to a 12.5 percent increase in presentations to Wyong emergency over the past three months and nurses there claim to be overworked and understaffed.

The Nurses and Midwives Association has launched a campaign at Wyong to boost the nurse-to-patient ratio and the four Labor MPs are backing the fight for the nurses.

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