South West Sydney Health inquiry: NSW Health criticised for failing to act one year after review

Below is an extract By Jake McCallum NewsLocal State Political Reporter | The Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, Shadow Western Sydney spokesman Greg Warren said there was “no doubt the health care system in South West Sydney was in crisis”.

“The nurses, doctors and staff at hospitals throughout South West Sydney do an incredible job with the limited support afforded to them by the NSW Government,” Mr Warren said.

“The health care crisis in South West Sydney will not improve until the NSW Government both acknowledge the plethora of issues and importantly, address them.”

Mr Warren highlighted concerns raised about “excessive wait times” continuing at the Campbelltown Hospital emergency department.

The lasted NSW Health quarterly report showed just 47.9 per cent of patients leaving the ED within desired four hour period.

Meanwhile, Mr Warren said the NSW Government hasn’t planned to improve paediatric surgery and sub specialities at the hospital.

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