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NSW hospitals warning: nurses and staff ‘flat out’ and ‘exhausted’ as Covid numbers soar

Reports of live transplants cancelled indefinitely at some hospitals due to staffing shortages * Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updates * Morrison government under pressure from within to expand aged care Covid vaccine mandate * NSW hits record 919 Covid cases as infections continue to rise * NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions; border restrictions * Vaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The nurses union has rubbished New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard’s claims that Sydney’s hospitals are coping with the city’s Covid outbreak, warning multiple facilities are under “enormous pressure” and have “very little capacity” in their emergency departments. NSW set a new daily record on Wednesday with 919 local Covid cases. There were 645 Covid patients in hospital, with 113 people in intensive care, but transmission and exposure at multiple hospitals has sidelined significant numbers of health staff due to isolation requirements. Continue reading...

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