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Shoalhaven Hospital dealing with bed block problem

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Claims of chronic trolley block at Shoalhaven hospital have been downplayed by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Some paramedics have this week again raised concerns they're have to wait for hours to transfer patients because of a lack of beds.

In a statement Shoalhaven Health says that while there has been a rise in presentation and admission numbers, Shoalhaven Hospital is performing well.

They say during  last week alone almost 800 people presented to the ED, with more than half needing urgent attention.

Meantime Shoalhaven Health says the hospital is also preparing for the busy winter period, which always results in an increase in patient demand.

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