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'New norm' is not good enough

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22.10.2019

It is clear Launceston General Hospital staff have reached a breaking point.

Saturday night's attempt to activate code yellow is surely evidence of this. Used for "internal emergencies", code yellows are reserved for events that adversely affect service delivery and/or safety. They require an immediate and co-ordinated whole-of-hospital response and shouldn't be taken lightly.

However, it is not unprecedented for overcrowded emergency departments to also act as a trigger. Continued staff requests to use the........

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