Nurse says NSW regional hospital that sent teenager home before his death still not safe

Nurse says NSW regional hospital that sent teenager home before his death still not safe

The Guardian

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One nurse is responsible for two jobs at the Broken Hill hospital, the inquest into the death of Alex Braes has heard

A New South Wales regional hospital where a teenager was sent home three times days before his death is still not safe due to staff shortages, a coroner has heard.

Several changes had occurred to the patient triage process at Broken Hill base hospital’s emergency department since the September 2017 death of Alex Braes, the registered nurse Kristy Kelly told the NSW coroner’s court on Wednesday.

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