Covid-19 clinic now at hospital

A CLINIC has been established at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital to assess and diagnose patients with possible Covid-19 infections.

It is one of five across South Western Sydney and comes after 148 people across the region – 64 in Canterbury Bankstown – were diagnosed with the virus. It will be open seven days a week, 10am-5.30pm.
A South Western Sydney Local Health District spokesperson said: “We would like to assure our patients and the community we are doing everything possible to protect everyone during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“NSW is upscaling its level of preparedness for Covid-19, with moves underway to double intensive care capacity across the state,” she said.
“NSW Health has expedited orders of additional ventilators for the State’s public hospitals and will also work in partnership with the private hospital system where necessary to utilise its resources.
“The South Western Sydney Local Health District has extensive plans in place to expand the capacity of our health services to meet increased demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are continuing to trace and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread in the community.”
The spokesperson encouraged the community to remember everyone has an important role to play in preventing the spread of Covid-19 by practising social distancing, hand hygiene and self-isolating.
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