Eleven sick babies are being cared for in a playroom at Middlemore Hospital, which has run out of space in the regular wards, NZ Herald reports. With the number of beds for older children also down, families and already-busy staff are stressed as they decide who can be admitted and who should be cared for at home. The bed cuts are due to building work taking place and the sudden spike in respiratory related cases being brought to the hospital.
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