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Why Are Hospital Wait Times So Long?

Western Sydney hospitals have been reported to be experiencing a jump in emergency department waiting times recently, with the latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) report showing that Westmead Hospital’s Emergency Department treating only 4 in 10 patients were treated on time.

2SER Producer Nathaniel Keesing had a chat with Andrew Newton, who is the Westmead and Auburn Hospital General Manager, to find out why these excessive wait times are happening.

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