Western Australian hospitals keep patients away as vaccines mandate reductions

Several hospitals in Western Australia (WA) have begun refusing new hospitalizations and surgery after a worsening medical staff crisis after unvaccinated staff were told they could not return to work.

The email presented in The Epoch Times is not new and important, while preventing general hospitalization by St. John of God Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia, which was not considered urgent due to a shortage of nursing staff. He revealed that he was forced to stop the operation.

In an email sent on November 4, the hospital’s medical services director told staff that the busy days for hospitalization exacerbated the serious shortage.

“We apologize for this situation and understand that we are in the midst of a serious shortage of nurses and need to ensure the safety of our current patients and caregivers.” The director said.

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St. John of God Midland Hospital in Perth, Australia, August 24, 2016. (AAP image / Richard Wayne Wright)

These closures will take place after the Government of Western Australia has issued a new health directive requiring the COVID-19 vaccine on 75% of Australia’s most comprehensive and ambitious workforce. Individuals who refuse to comply can be fined up to $ 20,000, and businesses with unvaccinated staff can be fined up to $ 100,000.

However, WA health care workers had previously warned of the imminent staff shortage and the hospital implications of its mission.

“There are about 100 unvaccinated staff in our hospital alone,” a midwife in a large public hospital told The Epoch Times on October 22.

The news of the closure is thousands of protesting missions during October, including rallies on the 1st, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 28th and 30th of the month. It will arrive immediately after the WA Health Staff. Another protest was scheduled for November 1, the deadline for vaccination of hospital staff.

Hospital closures are also repeated in the state.

Jack Harding, CEO of St. John of God Geraldton Hospital, announced on November 3 that obstetric services at the hospital will be suspended due to a shortage of midwives.

“Currently, the shortage of qualified midwives makes it increasingly difficult to list and secure the right resources to provide secure services,” the hospital said on Facebook. I am. director..

A midwife who worked at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia’s largest maternity hospital until the vaccination deadline, told the Epoch Times that her hospital had also begun to implement emergency measures to address it.

This included transferring the patient to another hospital and asking most staff to do a double shift. This meant that one midwife could work 14 or 17 hours in a row, depending on the shift.

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Health staff will leave their uniforms on November 1, 2021 outside Western Australia’s vaccination obligations outside the Dumas House, the residence of WA Premier Mark Magawan in Perth, Australia. All hospital staff must be first vaccinated by 1 November. It will continue to work as part of its radical obligation to require 75% of the state’s workforce to be vaccinated by January 2022. (Epoch Times)

The Epoch Times will contact the Government of Western Australia on October 11 and Roger Cook, the Minister of Health of Western Australia on October 13, to see if the Government plans to address staff shortages after the vaccination deadline. I asked. The Epoch Times did not receive a reply.

Western Australian Premier Mark Magawan had previously expressed indifference to anti-compulsory vaccination protesters following a national protest on September 18.

“What are they protesting about?” Magawan said he reported. WA today Before proposing to the protesters,Grow the brain.. “

The Government of Western Australia has not yet disclosed the number of health workers dismissed, although some are currently unpaid and suspended.

In other states, medical staff have been lost as a result of mandatory vaccination, and Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said that about 10% of 100,000 strong public health workers are still vaccinated. I made it clear that I did not receive it. The deadline for full vaccination was October 31st.

“There are 7,000 health care workers who haven’t come out before saying they have been vaccinated, of which 3,000 are on vacation,” she told reporters on November 1.

“There are 4,000 people who have not been vaccinated, given the cause of the show, paid the full amount and stopped,” she said. “There are some confusions, but we manage those confusions,” she said. “We will take steps to manage potential labor shortages.”

Daniel Kumerev