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One in five doctors and nurses has limited access to face masks – Sydney Morning Herald

Peak organisations representing doctors and nurses surveyed their members and found 20 per cent have limited access to personal protective equipment including surgical masks.



“Its not good enough that one in five have limited access to surgical masks,” president John Wilson said. Our hospitals must be providing all staff with the PPE they need to do their job safely.”
Professor Wilson, who works as a respiratory physician in Melbourne, said 19 per cent of 677 doctors surveyed in public and private settings said they had limited access to surgical masks and 3 per cent said they had no access.
One respondent said they had been chastised by their manager for requestin…

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