11 Nov 2022

Doctors, nurses call on Te Whatu Ora for ED pressure fix

From Morning Report, 7:32 am on 11 November 2022

Doctors and nurses want Te Whatu Ora to fix the immense pressure on hospital emergency departments. 

The union for senior doctors wants more elective surgeries cancelled to ensure there is room for those who need immediate care.

And the Nurses Organisation is calling for increased security presence as wait times and violence grows in EDs across the country. 

Te Whatu Ora Interim National Medical Director Dr Pete Watson spoke to Māni Dunlop.