According to our sources (Discharge Planner X) an individual was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital at least 198 times in 2022 by ambulance and then admitted to the hospital for a variety of minor complaints. The total cost for the ambulance alone was $160 000.00.
Natasha’s Bed and Breakfast (AKA RDH)
The cost of frequent emergency department visits for minor ailments can be significant for taxpayers. Emergency department services are generally more expensive than primary care or urgent care services, and this high cost can put a strain on healthcare resources.