Austin Hospital infectious diseases physician Jason Trubiano described it as the silent pandemic.
“We’ve still got the same number of COVID cases that we had during some of our biggest peaks and now we are starting to see a rise in flu presentations,” he said.
Crowded hospitals are leading to even bigger queues of patients waiting with paramedics, unable to be overloaded at overflowing emergency departments.
One senior paramedic not authorised to speak to the media described the current state of ambulance ramping as shocking, saying the number of patients forced to wait on…
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