Still stuck in hospital: Illawarra's 'older, sicker' population can't get discharged

Kate McIlwain
Updated November 23 2023 - 6:09pm, first published November 21 2023 - 11:56am
Still stuck in hospital: Illawarra's 'older, sicker' population can't get discharged
Still stuck in hospital: Illawarra's 'older, sicker' population can't get discharged

With a population that is more likely to have chronic disease and which is ageing at a faster-than-average rate, the Illawarra's health system faces a long list of challenges.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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