Byron Bay Covid patients left behind curtains as hospital ‘crippled’ by depleted resources

1/8/2022 4:12:00 AM

Byron Bay Covid patients left behind curtains as hospital ‘crippled’ by depleted resources

Byron Bay, Health

Byron Bay Covid patients left behind curtains as hospital ‘crippled’ by depleted resources

Lack of isolation rooms left one patient waiting almost two days to be moved to the region’s designated coronavirus facility

the bigger Tweed hospital near the border with Queensland.A four-month-old baby was rushed to hospital over Christmas after testing positive for Covid and getting very ill.Bulgaria, Romania see benefits and snags since joining EU Wednesday's decree toughens this up for workers over the age of 50 by removing the option of taking a test rather than vaccination.lth leaders have said.

Byron’s challenges are made worse by the loss of medical staff who have refused the government’s Covid vaccination mandate, and its proximity to communities with relatively large anti-vaccination support. The region also has a relatively high number of cases per 1,000 people, with another 1,154 Covid cases in northern NSW in the latest 24-hour reporting period. He got Covid after coming into contact with two family members who were asymptomatic over Christmas, reports Wales Online. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning “Three of the people that have required oxygen with Covid this week have all been unvaccinated,” the senior staffer said. “Today's measures aim to keep our hospitals functioning well and at the same time keep open schools and business activities,” Mr Draghi told the cabinet, according to his spokesperson. “We’re all tired and under pressure and facing abuse. Lara and Macaulley said Grayson had been very lethargic and had slept most of the day on December 28, but had many symptoms that correlated to him teething like a high temperature and being under the weather.” The NSW health department says its workforce across northern NSW had been “increased and upskilled, with more than 265 staff attending surge training in intensive care, emergency care and immunisation specialties to provide additional capacity if needed.

” “Between mid-2012 and mid-2020, the district increased its workforce by an additional 1,008 full-time staff. During the night Grayson became more unwell and very grizzly and restless and his voice became raspy and hoarse, said Lara, with both parents up most of the night with him. The final decree ruled that these venues will remain open to the unvaccinated so long as they can show a negative test. This is a 26.7% increase and includes 171 more doctors, 367 more nurses and midwives, and 121 more allied health staff." They took Grayson to the doctors the following day where he had a temperature of 39.” Liz McCall, assistant secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and a senior nurse at Byron Central hospital, that while hospital services in Byron had long operated with “skeleton staff”, conditions have got increasingly worse. It has seen an average of more than 150 deaths per day over the last two weeks, with 231 fatalities on Wednesday and 259 on Tuesday. While vaccination rates were improving, “we still have a lot of anti-vaxxers out in the community”. His skin was mottled and grey.

They typically require more medical care when they get ill and were more likely to pass the virus on to others. Read more Governments’ refusal to set minimum nurse and midwife to patient ratios as they exist in Victoria and Queensland has left NSW more exposed to Covid pressures. At this point my partner Macaulley and I were in bits knowing there was nothing we could possibly do to help. “It’s just horrendous what they’re going through into the fever clinic because the queues are so long,” McCall said. “Because you’re in [personal protective equipment] all day, you get dehydrated, you can’t stop for a drink of water because you can’t take it off. Lara said that during their first day in hospital, due to not sleeping, Grayson seemed exhausted and had no energy to cry, and didn't even flinch when the nurse inserted the cannula.” “If you’re going to remove your mask, you know, take everything off and then start again and you just don’t have time for it,” she said.

“They are really working themselves ragged in every department. She added it was surprising to the couple that Grayson became so ill, as they were under the impression that it would only mildly affect children.” “Because they’ve always kept us with such threadbare staffing for our hospitals, now they’re paying the price and every step of the way that’s been on the back foot,” McCall said. Other regional hospitals aren’t faring much better. Lara said: "Luckily Grayson is a strong boy and with the right help has recovered well, even though if we hadn’t trusted our instincts when we had I’m not sure what the outcome could have been but I dread to even think about it. A nurse at the Coffs Harbour Base hospital said staff were doing as much as 40 hours overtime in just one week, with managers pleading for staff to work longer hours. “Staff are burning out and the standards of care are dropping,” the nurse said. Describing their time in hospital, Lara said: "Eight children under three tested positive and were very ill during the two days we spent in the hospital and now myself and Macaulley have both tested positive for Covid since coming home from hospital.

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the bigger Tweed hospital near the border with Queensland.A four-month-old baby was rushed to hospital over Christmas after testing positive for Covid and getting very ill.Bulgaria, Romania see benefits and snags since joining EU Wednesday's decree toughens this up for workers over the age of 50 by removing the option of taking a test rather than vaccination.lth leaders have said.

Byron’s challenges are made worse by the loss of medical staff who have refused the government’s Covid vaccination mandate, and its proximity to communities with relatively large anti-vaccination support. The region also has a relatively high number of cases per 1,000 people, with another 1,154 Covid cases in northern NSW in the latest 24-hour reporting period. He got Covid after coming into contact with two family members who were asymptomatic over Christmas, reports Wales Online. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning “Three of the people that have required oxygen with Covid this week have all been unvaccinated,” the senior staffer said. “Today's measures aim to keep our hospitals functioning well and at the same time keep open schools and business activities,” Mr Draghi told the cabinet, according to his spokesperson. “We’re all tired and under pressure and facing abuse. Lara and Macaulley said Grayson had been very lethargic and had slept most of the day on December 28, but had many symptoms that correlated to him teething like a high temperature and being under the weather.” The NSW health department says its workforce across northern NSW had been “increased and upskilled, with more than 265 staff attending surge training in intensive care, emergency care and immunisation specialties to provide additional capacity if needed.

” “Between mid-2012 and mid-2020, the district increased its workforce by an additional 1,008 full-time staff. During the night Grayson became more unwell and very grizzly and restless and his voice became raspy and hoarse, said Lara, with both parents up most of the night with him. The final decree ruled that these venues will remain open to the unvaccinated so long as they can show a negative test. This is a 26.7% increase and includes 171 more doctors, 367 more nurses and midwives, and 121 more allied health staff." They took Grayson to the doctors the following day where he had a temperature of 39.” Liz McCall, assistant secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and a senior nurse at Byron Central hospital, that while hospital services in Byron had long operated with “skeleton staff”, conditions have got increasingly worse. It has seen an average of more than 150 deaths per day over the last two weeks, with 231 fatalities on Wednesday and 259 on Tuesday. While vaccination rates were improving, “we still have a lot of anti-vaxxers out in the community”. His skin was mottled and grey.

They typically require more medical care when they get ill and were more likely to pass the virus on to others. Read more Governments’ refusal to set minimum nurse and midwife to patient ratios as they exist in Victoria and Queensland has left NSW more exposed to Covid pressures. At this point my partner Macaulley and I were in bits knowing there was nothing we could possibly do to help. “It’s just horrendous what they’re going through into the fever clinic because the queues are so long,” McCall said. “Because you’re in [personal protective equipment] all day, you get dehydrated, you can’t stop for a drink of water because you can’t take it off. Lara said that during their first day in hospital, due to not sleeping, Grayson seemed exhausted and had no energy to cry, and didn't even flinch when the nurse inserted the cannula.” “If you’re going to remove your mask, you know, take everything off and then start again and you just don’t have time for it,” she said.

“They are really working themselves ragged in every department. She added it was surprising to the couple that Grayson became so ill, as they were under the impression that it would only mildly affect children.” “Because they’ve always kept us with such threadbare staffing for our hospitals, now they’re paying the price and every step of the way that’s been on the back foot,” McCall said. Other regional hospitals aren’t faring much better. Lara said: "Luckily Grayson is a strong boy and with the right help has recovered well, even though if we hadn’t trusted our instincts when we had I’m not sure what the outcome could have been but I dread to even think about it. A nurse at the Coffs Harbour Base hospital said staff were doing as much as 40 hours overtime in just one week, with managers pleading for staff to work longer hours. “Staff are burning out and the standards of care are dropping,” the nurse said. Describing their time in hospital, Lara said: "Eight children under three tested positive and were very ill during the two days we spent in the hospital and now myself and Macaulley have both tested positive for Covid since coming home from hospital.

Do you know more about pressure in the healthcare system? Contact peter.hannam@theguardian. Luckily Grayson is now at home with mum and dad and is doing much better.com. You can remain anonymous. Topics .