31 May 2022

Overwhelmed hospital EDs urge people only come if seriously sick

From Checkpoint, 5:14 pm on 31 May 2022

Christchurch Hospital is putting off planned surgery as it deals with "extremely high levels of acutely unwell people".

Compounding the problem is staff shortages because of Covid. It's an issue shared by several DHBs around the country ahead of the official start of winter tomorrow.

Soumya Bhamidipati reports.