Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) says it has made ‘improvements’ to the waiting room at Ballina District Hospital.
An exclusive expose in Echonetdaily last week revealed overcrowded conditions on New Year’s Day, including a patient in a hospital gown lying on the footpath outside.
The improvements are, apparently, limited to adding some additional seats in the waiting room.
A statement from acting CEO Lynne Weir, released today, reads, ‘The Northern NSW Local Health District has recently completed improvements to the seating arrangements in the Ballina and District Hospital emergency department waiting room.
‘The recent changes will increase seating capacity and improve overall function of the emergency department waiting room.’