24 May 2017

Waikato Hospital in crisis mode as winter cold hits early

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 24 May 2017

A cold wintry spell has plunged Waikato hospital into crisis mode as it struggles to provide enough beds for a surge in patients turning up to the emergency department. The Clinical Director of General Medicine, Dr Doug Stephenson says except for medical emergencies, people should go to their GP for treatment to ease pressure on the hospital.