12 Feb 2020

Northland GP shortage sending patients to ED

From Morning Report, 6:52 am on 12 February 2020

A dire shortage of GPs in Northland means some patients turning up at Whangarei Hospital's emergency department are sent away with a voucher for the city's private emergency clinic.

Whangarei teacher Miriam Burgess-Payne said she is concerned and frustrated that people have to go to the emergency department for same-day medical care.

She speaks to Corin Dann.