NSW ICU nurse shortfalls 'concerning' and hard to fix

ABC 702 PM, 30 August 2021

Intensive care unit specialists are warning patient care will deteriorate if COVID case numbers continue to rise in New South Wales. The state keeps breaking its own record for new daily case numbers, something the New South Wales government says is likely inevitable for several weeks. But an increase in case numbers means an increase in people needing hospitalisation, and despite having had more than a year to prepare for this, it's feared staff shortages will mean those who end up in ICU will suffer.

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Joe Ibrahim, paramedic, NSW Ambulance Service
Gladys Berejiklian, Premier, New South Wales
Associate Professor Ed Litton, Intensive Care Specialist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia
Gerard Hayes, National President, Health Services Union

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/nsw-icu-nurse-shortfalls-concerning-and-hard-to-fix/13520210