- Jul 13, 2006
I don’t know where you got the handover info. But I can tell you from my real life experience that it isn’t happening in my corner of NSW Health. All staff are masked from start of shift until the end, including hand overs....and quite likely an unlicensed driver banned from driving until 2028 or so....
Meanwhile the 'debt collectors' are sent around to collect 'robodebts'.
There are those who know how the system works - and abuse it massively and then there are those who try their best to do the right thing (most of the time).
Guess which group causes society more trouble?
________________________________________________________________________Speaking of trouble....
With all the disturbing information coming out from the latest round of the Aged Care Royal Commission....
A well-informed individual mentioned that perhaps NSW is more exposed to an increase in 'serious' CV cases due to some cost saving introduced by the then State Govt in 2007. It seems that 'true' infectious diseases safe bed numbers can be counted with one's fingers at Sydney's major hospitals. The recent (2020) expansion of ICU capacity has (according to reports) not involved any new real construction - just repurposing of existing spaces.
Only single digit number of beds at each major hospital have their own self-contained -ve pressure air conditioning ducted enclosure to prevent cross-contamination. Otherwise there is very little difference between the hospitals & the nursing homes (other than staff qualifications). The air-con is a daisy-chain system going along multi-opening ducting. This was identified some years ago by an exercise conducted at Sydney Airport with a flight arriving that contained travellers with an extremely infectious disease - how prescient! Pity there was no funding to rectify the multiple issues uncovered since then.
However with 44% of hospital staff incorrectly taking off their masks & close to 80% not disposing of them 'safely' - things can easily go wrong if we're unlucky.
For example, a number of shift change conferences are still conducted in the same meeting rooms (say 4m x 3m) with that ward's 14 nurses going off-shift in the room together with the 14 nurses about to start - with the 14 about to start not wearing masks yet (protocol - only put on before approaching patient if applicable) and virtually all of the leaving nurses not wearing a mask either. 28 people into 12 sq metres (including tables) does not provide much social distancing opportunity.
Hopefully there are many major hospitals where this is not happening.
Perhaps explains why there are 1,000+ hospital staff in Vic who have tested +ve (close to 1 in 6 of active cases) BUT still claimed by Vic CMO that they did not contract it at their workplace despite the claims that nearly all non-hospital cases are from their non-hospital workplaces.
Common sense continues to not be so common these days.
I'll just repeat what anyone who has studied statistics will tell you, one data point does not make a trend. Anyone who tries to make it so is no statistician and those who try and lie about numbers usually have no training in statistics. Those who believe these lies equally so.So NSW has 9 cases today and NZ has 13. Does this make NSW safer than NZ now? As the saying goes "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
Not in NSW, but as I have mentioned before the hospital that my daughter is at and which has 4 covid wards moved to all staff being masked at all times on 1 July.I don’t know where you got the handover info. But I can tell you from my real life experience that it isn’t happening in my corner of NSW Health. All staff are masked from start of shift until the end, including hand overs.
There was $205m or $850m targeted at covid-19 measures in the sector....and Vic is basically a multi-home version of Newmarch
Residential aged care providers will benefit from an additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million under targeted measures announced today by the Morrison Government.www.health.gov.au
You seem surprised ... or at least that it is worthy of noting. After, what, 2 weeks of stage 4 lock down, I would have thought that would have been the norm now. Or has there been a long tail, and its finally gone quiet?Ok. 3PM in Melbourne and in past times peak hour would be well underway and the roads very full.
The live cameras show that the roads have an extraordinarily low amount of traffic on them for this time of day:
What in my wording makes you think I am surprised?You seem surprised ...
You may have missed it but one poster reported that one TV show stated that Melbourne's activity levels as of not having dramatically decreased. So hence that is why I and several others have noted in reports of how it has reduced, both with livefeed cameras as well as data monitoring sources.or at least that it is worthy of noting.
See earlier in the thread.After, what, 2 weeks of stage 4 lock down, I would have thought that would have been the norm now. Or has there been a long tail, and its finally gone quiet?
What makes you think it was in your wording? It was the fact that you thought necessary to post it that surprised me, given the timing into Victoria's lock-down. Sorry, this thread gets so bogged down in seemingly endless, or rather hundreds upon hundreds of lines of Victorian cases, Victorian LGA statistics, tables, bullet points, classifications, with bolding etc etc that I now but skim over a lot of it. If you had referenced the posts you were apparently replying to, we would have better appreciated the context. No biggie. That said, I recall your reporting during Stage 3 that there were few people walking about where you were, whereas at the same time people were posting and lamenting that there was still so many pedestrians about where they were, not social distancing, that the cams link was useful to illustrate the traffic. Long may it continue.What in my wording makes you think I am surprised?
You must have gone AWOL as it has been a discussion point in the thread of late.What makes you think it was in your wording? It was the fact that you thought necessary to post it that surprised me,
If? Go back and re-read. When they first posted I did exactly that.If you had referenced the posts you were apparently replying to, we would have better appreciated the context. No biggie.