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One-year-old baby dies in Victorian hospital amid sector-wide staffing shortages

University hospital in Geelong confirms baby’s death on Monday night as Covid outbreaks worsen emergency room pressures

A one-year-old baby girl has died at a regional Victorian hospital which has been experiencing staff shortages, as the wider hospital system comes under strain from rising cases of Covid and other winter illnesses.

The baby died on Monday night at the University hospital in Geelong, which is managed by Barwon Health. The death has been referred to the coroner.

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