23 May 2024

Hospital beds at full capacity in NZ

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 23 May 2024

Hospital beds for mental health patients are so in demand people are being turned away from wards and discharged suddenly. Figures released by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand for its northern region show close to 100 percent of the beds are filled, all of the time. Jimmy Ellingham reports.