Dedicated Covid Ward Opens at John Hunter Children’s Hospital

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The John Hunter Children’s Hospital has opened a dedicated Covid ward.

The new ward is a direct response to the recent surge in children being diagnosed with the virus.

In preparation for the ward, the Hospital is increasing staff in ICU and has sourced additional ventilators.

Dedicated Covid ward opens at John Hunter Children's Hospital

The move is expected to take further pressure off Sydney’s health system which is believed to have not yet reached its peak.

This comes after a further seven Covid cases were confirmed in the Hunter New England area in the past 24 hours, with four of the cases in the community while infectious.

The cases have brought about new exposure sites including:

  • Marketplace Woolworths at Raymond Terrace on Thursday morning
  • Woolworths at Medowie on Tuesday afternoon
  • Morning Market Coffee at Whitebridge on Saturday
  • Saxby’s Cafe at Salt Ash on Wednesday
  • Jesmond KFC on Sunday.

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7 September 2021

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