Sydney’s troubled Northern Beaches hospital opened in late 2018 without adequate planning or preparation and there were staffing issues weeks after it began receiving patients, according to a new report. The $600m public-private hospital came under scrutiny when it officially opened in November 2018. The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian , at the time acknowledged “teething problems” but said the facility had been functioning from day one “as though it has been around for a long time”. Botched surgery at new Sydney hospital removes wrong side of cancer patient’s bowel Read more However, the Health Education and Training Institute report compiled after a 10 December site visit said the situation at the hospital was unsustainable and “only working” at all because of the commitment by junior medical officers “to continue providing a service under adverse conditions”. That initial report, made public on Tuesday, identified numerous issues including inadequate […]