Hunter New England Health blames workforce shortages for budget and performance woes

Gabriel Fowler
Updated November 21 2023 - 10:43am, first published 5:00am

The main entrance of John Hunter Hospital. Picture by Marina Neil.
The main entrance of John Hunter Hospital. Picture by Marina Neil.

A HEAVY reliance on agency staff and locums across the Hunter New England health district has shaken the region's budget as well as performance, management says.

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Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler

Senior Journalist

Community health & welfare, social justice, investigations, general news. Gabriel.Fowler@newcastleherald.com.au