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WA COVID nurses return home from Victoria

A West Australian nurse who tested positive to COVID-19 while volunteering in Victoria has returned home with her six colleagues after making a full recovery. Renee Freeman contracted the virus earlier this month after working in an aged care home ...

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Dear diary, today I faced COVID-19

“I guess there’s a lot of pressure, pressure on us, and its, its very tiring and challenging to get breaks in and so on,” she says into her phone to no one in particular.  “We’ve had, you know, young people that have had ...

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QLD nurse contracts coronavirus as 220 colleagues go into quarantine, NSW works to contain hospital outbreaks

A 32-year-old nurse at Ipswich hospital in Queensland has tested positive for COVID-19 as 220 staff at the hospital have gone into precautionary quarantine.  The nurse is one of two new positive cases in the state announced on Sunday, and Ipswich hospital has moved all appointments elsewhere whilst only the emergency department remains open.  Both new cases are linked to the youth detention cluster ...

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Girl refused bed before she died from flu

A toddler who had become "floppy and blue" and was rushed to a Sydney hospital was originally refused a bed by two separate nurses, an inquest has heard. Less than 24-hours after Caitlin Cruz arrived at Westmead Children's Hospital in ...

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