A Clovist hospital has removed staff from a maternity ward in the hope of reducing overcrowding.
Clovis Community Hospital has told staff they will have to leave a maternity unit for the duration of the emergency due to “serious concerns”.
The decision was taken by Clovises chief executive officer, Sue Dutton, after the staff were unable to complete a mandatory six-week training course.
Clivis Hospital has about 400 staff, with some taking part in a voluntary voluntary work programme.
“We are working with our hospital management team to ensure that the hospital staff have the necessary support and are able to meet their obligations as soon as possible,” she said.
“The staff and patients have been supported throughout this process and we wish them well.”
Clovises staff have also been asked to sign a form to “ensure compliance with the requirements of our employment agreements”.
“This is in line with the care and welfare of the staff,” Ms Dutton said.
The move comes amid an unprecedented outbreak of coronavirus in Clovís community.
The outbreak has killed over 500 people, according to the Clovides Government.
Clive Dutton says the Closings plan is necessary.
Clovaire has been hit by an outbreak of the coronaviral virus, with at least 11 deaths and more than 500 confirmed cases.
The hospital’s chief executive says the community hospital is taking steps to reduce the number of patients and staff on site.
“It’s important that we have enough staff onsite to meet the increasing demand,” Ms Giddings said.
Closings plans were announced after the coronas outbreak.
The Clovisd Health Minister said he would meet with Ms Denton next week to discuss the plans.
“I’ve just met with the Chief Executive of Clovislis Community Health, Sue Gidders to discuss these plans, the plan that we’ve got, and I think I have to ask her how we’re going to keep people safe and protect our health system,” Health Minister Mark Bell said.
Topics:community-and-society,community-organisations,health,health-policy,emergency-planning,covid-19,clovaire-2150,australiaFirst posted November 09, 2019 19:37:49Contact Sue DentonMore stories from New South Wales