1. Hospital wait times grow in NSW emergency wards  7NEWS
  2. Treatment times blow out at overcrowded emergency departments  The Age
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The earlier-than-usual flu season has coincided with more people waiting longer for treatment.The earlier-than-usual flu season has coincided with more people waiting longer for treatment.

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“Thanks to @Interior_Health, students at Merritt Secondary and so many people in Merritt and the region (hospital district, foundations+auxiliary) for making the new emergency room project such a success. https://t.co/U1Ur21ndyT”

Adrian Dix on Twitter: "Thanks to @Interior_Health, students at Merritt Secondary and so many people in Merritt and the region (hospital district, foundations+auxiliary) for making the new emergency room project such a success. https://t.co/U1Ur21ndyT"

“Patients in #Tamworth hospital's emergency department are coming in sicker and with more complex problems. via @The_NDL https://t.co/l3SczTdVYa”

Madeline Link on Twitter: "Patients in #Tamworth hospital's emergency department are coming in sicker and with more complex problems. via @The_NDL https://t.co/l3SczTdVYa"

“Spent 5 hours in A&E last night at James Cook hospital @SouthTees with a family member, yes it was a long time but the doctors,nurses,paramedics & porters are underpaid & under staffed! Every 5 mins a patient would enter the hospital ranging from minor to serious!”

Chris Kamara on Twitter: "Spent 5 hours in A&E last night at James Cook hospital @SouthTees with a family member, yes it was a long time but the doctors,nurses,paramedics & porters are underpaid & under staffed! Every 5 mins a patient would enter the hospital ranging from minor to serious!"

““People will die because of this.” Another rural Tennessee hospital on the verge of closing. This time in Jamestown. Ambulances are no longer allowed to bring patients here. The next closest ER is 45 minutes away ...”

Chris Conte on Twitter: "“People will die because of this.” Another rural Tennessee hospital on the verge of closing. This time in Jamestown. Ambulances are no longer allowed to bring patients here. The next closest ER is 45 minutes away ...… https://t.co/2IdnwudoCJ"

Critically ill patients needing treatment within 10 minutes have instead waited over an hour for treatment at a major Sydney hospital emergency department.Critically ill patients needing treatment within 10 minutes have instead waited over an hour for treatment at a major Sydney hospital emergency department.

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