describes workplace pressures on staff after visit to Middlemore ED
Te Whatu Ora chairman Rob Campbell says a recent visit to Middlemore Hospital’s emergency department gave him a first-hand insight into what it’s like for frontline healthcare workers.
He described the visit in a Q and A session after a board meeting on Friday.
Campbell said the staff he spoke to in the emergency department outlined their concerns about staffing levels, workplace pressures and their pay during a Saturday night visit to the ED.
He said while the ED wasn’t operating at “peak surge” levels, it was “very busy” and people were still waiting a couple of hours for treatment.