The father of a 5-month old girl is furious after waiting eight hours in Middlemore Hospital's emergency department to see a doctor - on two occasions.

Sarbjit Singh, of Flat Bush in Auckland, said his daughter Eitbar Sidhu was in serious discomfort and needed medical care when he took her to hospital.

His long wait is not an isolated case. Middlemore Hospital now has the worst record in the country for emergency department waiting times. It has previously been among the country's best performers, regularly hitting the target of 95 per cent of patients being admitted, discharged or transferred within

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