The Australian Nursing Federation claims Perth hospitals are understaffed by up to 40 nurses every day.
The revelation comes after the death of Aishwarya Aswath – the seven-year-old girl who was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital with a fever but not seen by a doctor for more than two hours.
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Aishwarya died on Saturday after her condition rapidly deteriorated.
It was a day that other parents at the hospital have described as chaotic.
April Jacobsen took her 11-month-old son Kayde to Perth Children’s Hospital on Saturday.
He’d stopped eating and drinking and was screaming in pain.
But the mother and baby weren’t seen by a doctor for four hours.
“There was barely any staff…