Not an emer­gency

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FEEDBACK -

RE: “Hos­pi­tal fig­ures con­cern,” ( Mt Druitt-St Marys Stan­dard, Novem­ber 9).

(The) ma­jor­ity (of peo­ple) go there for a pa­per cut, or a bro­ken nail. They are not emer­gency cases. I was there (at Mt Druitt Hos­pi­tal) on Sun­day night with my 20-month-old son, with tem­per­a­tures of 39C+ af­ter tak­ing Nuro­fen and Panadol. We were in and out in an hour and a bit. While in the wait­ing room, a couple came in laugh­ing while she was hold­ing a tis­sue to the top of her ear.

The top of your ear bleed­ing isn’t an emer­gency. So you de­serve to wait four hours.

EMMA GRANT, via Face­book

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