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Influx of COVID cases from PNG sends Cairns Hospital into ‘code yellow’ – Brisbane Times

An internal emergency has been declared at two Queensland hospitals, one in the state’s north struggling to cope with an influx of COVID-19 patients, and the other…

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In Brisbane, a text message sent to RBWH staff at 9am on Wednesday said the hospital had an acute shortage of bed capacity across the hospital.
Staff were asked in the text to focus on clinical priorities and facilitate the discharge of patients where appropriate.
A spokeswoman from Metro North Hospital and Health Service confirmed the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital was experiencing significant demand for services.Credit:Michelle Smith
A spokeswoman from Metro North Hospital and Health Service…

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