Staff shortages to be probed after young girl dies following two-hour wait in Perth hospital

Staff shortages to be probed after young girl dies following two-hour wait in Perth hospital

The Guardian

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Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s hospital after waiting in emergency department which was ‘down a few doctors’

An investigation will examine whether staff shortages contributed to the death of a young girl forced to wait for care at a Perth hospital’s emergency department on the weekend.

Seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s hospital on Saturday after spending two hours waiting for treatment in the emergency department. She had been rushed to hospital with a fever.

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