15 Jun 2020

Emergency department patients flock back for Alert Level 1

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 15 June 2020

We've just had the first weekend under Alert Level 1 and the impact was felt in hospital emergency departments across the country.

Stabbings, assaults and car crashes were just some of the reasons for patients flocking back in.

Dr John Bonning is president of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and works at Waikato Hospital.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.