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Coronavirus restrictions leave Wangaratta hospital without 80 staff as border closure tightens – ABC News

Regional health services in Victoria have been left without a significant number of healthcare workers because of border closures and the Melbourne lockdown.

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A hospital in north-east Victoria was thrown into disarray yesterday with tougher border restrictions preventing Wangaratta healthcare workers from going to work.
Key points:

  • Healthcare workers who live in NSW but work in Victoria must self-isolate when returning home
  • A Wangaratta hospital was left without 80 staff yesterday
  • Regional and rural healthcare also relies on workers from Melbourne lockdown zones

Eighty staff who commute from NSW did not show up at …

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