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ACT emergency departments disappoint again, as minister warns of worse to come | The Canberra Times



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ACT Health has returned another disappointing report card on emergency department wait times, and the health minister has warned the next one will only be worse. Wait times for patients who were classified as “urgent”, or category three, blew out to 75 minutes at Canberra Hospital between October and December last year. That’s up from 44 minutes in the previous quarter, and 28 minutes in the quarter before that. The findings come in ACT Health’s latest quarterly performance report, which was published on Wednesday. The national benchmark said urgent patients should be treated at emergency departments within 30 minutes. ACT Health Minister…

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