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More than 2,000 healthcare workers in isolation placing hospital systems under pressure

Some healthcare staff in NSW, Victoria and ACT are working 16-hour shifts to cover for those unavailable due to infection or exposure to Covid

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More than 2,000 health workers across NSW, Victoria and the ACT are currently in isolation, placing more pressure on the remaining workforce as Covid cases continue to climb.

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association says many health workers in that state’s hospitals are working shifts of up to 16 hours to cover the shortfall, while PPE issues have left some staff without access to “fit-tested” masks.

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