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Average wait times for NSW ambulances the worst in 12 years of records

Health secretary says emergency departments remain under significant pressure due to high Covid-19 and flu cases

During the peak of the Omicron outbreak, people in New South Wales faced record-long wait times for ambulances and delays to treatment in emergency departments, according to new data.

The health system was under stress as non-urgent elective surgery was suspended and the government relaxed most public health restrictions in the first quarter of 2022, the latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) quarterly report has shown.

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