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Non-Covid patients may need to be sent home to avoid ‘catastrophe’ of Sydney hospitals buckling under surge, AMA warns

Vice president Chris Moy says NSW government is being ‘flippant’ in insisting the health system can expand its intensive care capacity

Patients in Sydney hospitals receiving lower levels of care will need to be moved into their homes and cared for primarily by GPs if the city’s hospitals are to stand any chance of coping with surging cases of Covid, the Australian Medical Association has warned.

AMA vice president Chris Moy, has accused the Berejiklian government and health authorities of being “flippant” in insisting the New South Wales health system can expand its intensive care capacity to 2,000 beds, warning that if it is able to source enough staff to care for that many patients, hospitals would be in a state of “catastrophe”.

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