4 Apr 2024

Overcrowding an issue at Auckland Hospital

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 4 April 2024

Overcrowding has forced an Auckland public hospital to do what it had tried to avoid - putting patients in corridors.

North Shore Hospital's emergency department had maintained a strict no-corridor policy since a critical inquiry into the practice 15 years ago.

It's now changed tack.

Health New Zealand's emergency department clinical director for Waitemata Dr Kate Allan spoke to Corin Dann.