Hospital system 'failing the community', says Tesch
Gosford Hospital has long wait times in the emergency department and bed shortages across wards, according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
Ms Tesch said the local hospital system was under crippling pressure and, as a result, failing the community.
"This morning I read a pensioner had been waiting over nine hours for care he desperately needed because the emergency department had over 100 people waiting."
"He ended up having to wait in the ambulance bay until 3am the next day.
"He was admitted for five days. It is clear he needed to be seen sooner."
"Another report I received where an elderly individual was turned away because there were not enough beds available."
The person since died.
"This is an absolutely heart wrenching story and a disgusting reality our hospitals are facing today."
Ms Tesch said there had also been praise for the staff at Gosford Hospital.
"I know the nurses and doctors are going to great lengths to assure their patients and look after them."
Media release, 25 Jul 2022
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford