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REPORT: MORE THAN A THIRD HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CASES NON URGENT

The number of people admitting to Emergency Departments on the Central Coast has risen by seven percent, according to a report released today by the Bureau of Health Information.

More than 10 thousand people arrived at both Wyong and Gosford EDs in the three months from July to September, almost 700 more than the same time last year.

The most startling figure revealed 33.7% of patients presenting at Emergency Departments on the Central Coast are classed in the Semi and Non Urgent categories.

For in depth analysis and to see the full report go to:

Central Coast ED Figures:
http://www.bhi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/396306/HQ_issue30_Central_Coast_LHD.pdf

Comprehensive Gosford/Wyong:
http://www.bhi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/396075/HQ_issue30_ed_performance_report_CCLHD_v1.pdf

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About Sarah EL-Moselhi

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Sarah EL-Moselhi returns to NBN as a freelance reporter and web writer. The former NBN Central Coast bureau chief holds more than 15 years of journalism experience. She has covered breaking news events, politics, sport, and many aberrant feature stories.

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