Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has been brought to tears when announcing further deaths and paused for an extended time while expressing her condolences to relations whose loved ones had died at St Basil’s home in Fawkner.
St Basil’s is home to a lot of Greek people, and I know they were upset about the rise in death rates at this facility. She said sorry before composing herself for a flash. We now have the potential to provide several beds in today’s health care system.
“These changes do not impact the national hospitals.”
Six people died overnight – two in their 90s, three in their 80s, and one in their 70s. The toll within the state reaches 83.
Tuesday morning, Mr. Andrews said to manage volatile outbreaks in elderly care facilities, elective surgery goes to be discontinued, apart from the first and urgent second category. I can’t stand here and say I have faith during a variety of special care plans for the elderly.
Some of the stories we’ve seen are disgusting and I don’t want my mother to be in any of those places, but for me, this isn’t a concern because she lives at home.”
The nurses will be deployed from hospitals to elderly care centers in an attempt to stem the high number of cases with 80 separate outbreaks and 764 cases associated with the sector.
Under the plan, special aged care homes and population transfers will be targeted if there are concerns by specialist medical teams. Up to 200 residents have already been moved from facilities to hospitals.
Mr. Andrews said it was time to act after some measures taken were “unacceptable”. The move to help the sector came after the federal government requested assistance, prompting the response of state medical teams, said Andrews