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LGH emergency: 87-year-old man with pneumonia waits nine hours in plastic chair, 30 hours to be admitted

Adam Holmes
Updated April 24 2021 - 2:04pm, first published April 20 2021 - 4:00am
Grandfather's 'distressing' nine hour wait in ED with pneumonia
Grandfather's 'distressing' nine hour wait in ED with pneumonia

Relatives of an 87-year-old man have spoken of their distress after he waited for nine hours in a plastic chair in the Launceston General Hospital emergency waiting room while suffering pneumonia.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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