Topics:  glenn rubbo, inquest, lismore base hospital

Nurse tells inquest hospital swamped

Glenn Peter Rubbo.
Glenn Peter Rubbo.

A NURSE giving evidence in the inquest into the 2011 death of former Goonellabah man Glenn Peter Rubbo told the court Lismore Base Hospital was extremely busy on the night Mr Rubbo presented with a headache.

Meric Parker said it was physically impossible to manage the load of 41 waiting patients between the nine staff who were rostered on that night and it was hard to plan for busy periods.

"If you staff it to cope with any eventuality you have people sitting around getting paid to do nothing," she said.

Magistrate Linden adjourned proceedings after it was revealed a key witness, Dr Steven Moore was overseas until June 5 and unable to give evidence.

The inquest will resume on June 7 at Lismore Coroners Court.



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