ACT emergency department presentations fall over COVID, but wait times still a struggle

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated December 22 2021 - 7:36am, first published 1:44am
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith praised high in-patient satisfaction rates, but said more needed to be done to improve ED treatment wait times. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The number of patient presentations across Canberra's emergency departments and walk-in centres dropped significantly during the COVID lockdown, but the latest data from ACT Health showed Canberra hospitals are still struggling to get waiting times down.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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