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  • Why Are Patients Waiting for Hours in Emergency Departments?

    Why Are Patients Waiting for Hours in Emergency Departments?

    Around 25,000 people visit hospital emergency departments across Australia every day. Many of them are reporting waiting for hours to be seen. Some give up and leave, only to have their condition deteriorate. “Ambulance ramping” – where ambulances queue outside hospitals to hand over patients – has become more common and means some people wait…