of eight national ‘hotspots’
Middlemore Hospital has been identified as a 'hotspot' needing extra support before the winter flu season.
The emergency department is one of eight places identified by Te Whatu Ora as requiring extra resource.
Plans to divert patients to primary healthcare are also needed - but GPs are concerned they will not have the capacity to pick up the slack.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand chairperson Rob Campbell recently said workforce shortages plaguing Middlemore's ED would not be addressed in time for the flu season.
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