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Cairns Hospital needs you to think about ED being your first port of call

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This morning in the Talk Show I spoke to Dr Nicki Murdock, Executive Director Medical Services at the Carins and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, about the Code Yellow declaration at the Cairns Hospital a few days ago and the ongoing issue of members of the public arriving at the Emergency Department for minor ailments. This unnecessarily clogs up the Department and the patient often has to wait longer than if they had visted a GP instead. Photo above: By Mondberg, from Wikimedia Commons

Listen to what Dr Murdock had to say here: