COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units

Ensuring Australian hospitals are able to respond rapidly in the event of increased patient demand during the COVID-19 health emergency is a national priority. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Government has funded and launched the Critical Health Resource Information System (CHRIS) that will operate in all public and private hospitals with Intensive…

Elective surgery restrictions eased

The Australian Government in partnership with states and territories, peak surgical bodies, the AMA and the private hospital sector will be increasing the availability of elective surgery in a safe and carefully considered way which ensures the wellbeing of both patients and healthcare workers.   This is possible due to the strong collaboration across governments…

Transcript – A Current Affair Interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; flattening the curve; planning the ‘road out’; Australia’s healthcare workers.   DEBORAH KNIGHT:         Minister, thanks so much for joining us. Now, you pointed specifically to Easter as a crucial weekend for the country to get on top of coronavirus. How did we go?   GREG HUNT: Australians were travelling about…