Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Middlemore Hospital not unique in lacking isolation space for patients awaiting Covid test results

A lack of isolation facilities in hospitals means it’s a “reality” patients awaiting Covid tests will sometimes be put in a ward with other patients, a Nurse’s Union representative says. This week one of Auckland’s main hospitals has been at the centre of two Covid scares – most recently after a patient walked out of the hospital before her Covid

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Crowne Plaza vaccination clinic among new locations linked to mystery cases

Mystery Covid cases not linked to the current outbreak have led to health officials releasing several locations of interest as part of their investigations. One of the new locations is the vaccination clinic at the Crowne Plaza, in the Auckland CBD, which is linked to a positive case on Monday, August 23, between 4.30pm and 7pm. Director general of health

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Covid-19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: 29 staff at Middlemore Hospital stood down as close contacts

Middlemore Hospital staff made the decision to leave a man – who later tested positive to Covid – alongside other patients while waiting for his test results to come back, the Health Minister has revealed. There are now fears the man may have spread the virus at the hospital as 29 doctors, nurses and staff considered his close contacts have

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“This is very serious:” Hawaii health officials warn of medical oxygen shortage amid growing COVID hospitalizations

As COVID-19-related hospitalizations rise in Hawaii, health officials worry that the demand for medical oxygen will exceed what the islands are able to produce. Since the beginning of August, the state’s daily consumption for medical grade oxygen has increased by nearly 250%, according to the state’s healthcare association.  “This is the first time that there has been a potential shortage,”

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Covid hospital raided after patients seen ‘getting high and having orgies’

A temporary hospital set up to treat people with Covid-19 in central Thailand turned into a sex and drugs free-for-all, with patients taking drugs, getting into fights, and even indulging in group sex on the large open-plan wards. Officers from Thailand’s Internal Security Operations Command wearing full PPE, led by Colonel Pratuang Kaewtui, Deputy Commander in Chief for the Covid-

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