Code black: nurses worry at winter's impact with Tamworth hospital 'full'

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
May 20 2022 - 7:00pm
CODE BLACK: Branch secretary Jill Telfer, a Tamworth nurse of 30 years, said winter is normally the "surge" period for the health system, with staff asked to work extra overtime to meet the peak illness period. Photo: Peter Hardin

Tamworth's hospital had been forced into emergency 'Code Black' almost weekly over the past two months, and nurses are worried there's worse to come during the winter peak.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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