Australia Covid live news update: Victoria records 208 cases and one death; Pfizer vaccine doses arrive in NSW
If we’d had our vaccination rates up, with the number of cases now, you wouldn’t be seeing so many people end up in hospital.
But because we started off a couple of months ago when the outbreak started, with a very low rate of vaccination, it meant that subsequently people who got the disease and weren’t vaccinated had a greater chance of ending up in hospital, and that includes people across all ages.
Our expert clinicians … our people who work in emergency departments, our specialists have come together to put forward the plan.
Our experts will be detailing our plan early next week, putting it up on the website, making it publicly available, so that every citizen feels comfortable that not only have we done the work and the planning, but have the resources to take care of our public.
Whether it means increasing the space that’s defined as intensive care, if it means doing things a little bit differently or if it means putting patients in hospitals outside of the area in which they live, that’s all part of the plan.