Hundreds of journalists rushed to hospital following major incident

Journalists are being treated with snacks, WiFi, and reachable power outlets.

Journalists are being treated with snacks, WiFi, and reachable power outlets.

Several hundred journalists are in Auckland Hospital today following a major incident in the city.

The journalists were admitted to the hospital early this morning, wearing tags and barcodes to identify them, as staff were overwhelmed by their arrival.

It as yet unclear what has happened, but one nurse spoken to described the situation as “hectic” and “unpredictable,” and the fact that identifying tags were required suggests something truly serious indeed.

The journalists admitted to hospital come from a wide range of outlets, including Fairfax, NZME, TVs One and Three, and even cool person internet site The Spinoff.

There is particular concern for The Spinoff, due to the fact the front page of their website, pictured below, has not been updated in some time:

spinoff

Bizarrely, the hospital has not admitted any of the journalists to the emergency room, and more controversially, not even a hospital ward.

Part of the reason for the hold-up is said to be that the journalists have all requested admittance to the same room.