Hospital capacity furore

MOUNT Gambier Hospital management has categorically rejected allegations an elderly patient was unable to access a bed yesterday afternoon because the facility was full.

The Border Watch was contacted late yesterday by a man – who did not want to be publicly named – who claimed an elderly family member had been denied a bed.

The family expressed disgust at the situation and yesterday called for answers given they believed the facility was taking patient transfers from metropolitan health centres at the expense of local
residents.

This claim coincides with a person claiming to be a staff member also contacting this newspaper yesterday and stating the medical workers were being pressured to do “double-shifts and overtime” because of workforce

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