Hospitals say in worst-case scenario, ICUs may struggle to meet influx of seriously ill coronavirus patients • Coronavirus Australia news: live updatesA body representing 80 Australian hospitals has warned health minister Greg Hunt that “unclear and convoluted” information from governments and a dire lack of equipment is hampering emergency preparations for the pandemic, and may force staff in these non-profit hospitals to make “difficult decisions” about which patients they can treat. All hospitals across the country are readying themselves for the pandemic’s peak, which, in a worst-case-scenario, could leave Australia’s intensive care units swamped and struggling to meet the influx of seriously-ill Covid-19 patients. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/27/unclear-information-and-lack-of-supplies-stalling-hospital-pandemic-plans-greg-hunt-told
Author : Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox
Publish date : 2020-03-27 04:39:30
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