A man who had been waiting more than 18 hours at Palmerston North Hospital's ED walked away, fell and hurt himself. Palmerston North Hospital managers are reviewing how an elderly man in the ED was able to wander off in the dark, before he was found lying injured on the ground outside on June 16. The woman said she had arrived at the hospital with her father by ambulance around lunchtime the day before. I asked them, please look after him.”The next she heard was about 6.30am, when she received a call from ED staff to tell her he had gone missing. WARWICK SMITH/Stuff Palmerston North Hospital's ED extension cannot come soon enough for stressed staff complaining about cramped and unsafe conditions.
Source: Stuff June 23, 2022 23:35 UTC