Patients in car parks
Emergency nurse, Kelly Falconer from Wyong ED, called on her fellow nurses to “stand up, unite and fight for the rights of our patients.”
She said she had to tell a packed waiting room they would have to wait 10 hours to see a nurse or doctor.
“Is that appropriate? Is that a world-class health system?” she asked.
“We are nursing patients out in car parks; we have patients in ambulances for three hours.
“We have red waiting rooms. Do you know what they are? They’re park benches out the front of hospitals.”