Patient numbers, waiting times increase at Wagga ED

Bad flu season blamed

Patient numbers, waiting times increase at Wagga ED

It was a tough winter for hospitals across the state, NSW hit with the worst flu season on record.
The Wagga Rural Referral Hospital had to deal with a significant increase in presentations to the Emergency Department.

Results of the most recent report show that, 10,636 patients presented to the ED between July and September - up 6.1% compared to the same time last year.

64% of patients left the ED within the recommended 4 hours, down 6% from last year.

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