Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSW LHD) major hospitals remain open 24 hours a day throughout the holiday period.
Although there is a decrease in demand for elective surgery during the holiday season while patients spend the festive season with their families, hospitals will continue to provide emergency medical attention.
NNSW LHD Chief Executive, Chris Crawford said it is important that the community knows that patients can still expect to receive high quality care from our Staff across the North Coast and that patients, who need surgery will receive it.
“The decrease in demand for elective surgery also allows our Surgical Staff to take a well-earned break and spend time with their families during the holiday period,” Mr Crawford said.
All NNSW LHD major hospitals will progressively resume normal activity for elective surgery during January 2014 with elective surgery back to normal by the end of January.