LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA —
Worrying times continue for patients with Launceston General Hospital (LGH) losing its accreditation to provide emergency department medicine.
There’s not enough specialists.
This comes after less than 2 years ago when 9 of 11 specialist doctors from the hospital’s Emergency Department resigned. The shortage of beds “bed block” meant patients could not be transferred out of the ED for patients to be admitted.
Doctors and nurses described conditions as ‘unsafe’ and ‘dangerous’.