Four benefits of stage 4 for the healthcare sector

August 3, 2020

Tighter restrictions across Victoria are not only designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but also reduce the impact on the state’s healthcare system; keeping people out of hospital, reducing the pressure on healthcare workers, and ensuring a faster return to traditional visiting hours.

Joining healthcare workers, politicians and other leaders from across the state, the Victorian Healthcare Association’s Chief Executive Tom Symondson said each of the new restrictions should have a ‘knock-on’ effect on the healthcare system, if we follow them.

‘Whether you’re reducing the amount you exercise, educating your children at home, or changing the way you work, every change you make is a change that helps protect our healthcare system and support the tireless efforts of our state’s healthcare workers and the people who have joined the fight from other states and territories,’ Mr Symondson said.

‘While these restrictions across Victoria will no doubt be challenging for many, I am confident the reward is worth the effort by reducing community transmission and keeping people out of hospitals.’

‘We all have a role to play and by working together and following the rules we can ensure these new restrictions deliver the impact that’s needed to fight COVID-19, and that means reminding our family, friends and colleagues about their role in responding to this once-in-a-lifetime public health crisis.’

With approximately 10 per cent of confirmed cases requiring hospitalisation, it’s critical that Victoria reduce community transmission and reduce the daily number of cases.

Support Victoria’s healthcare system by following Stage 4 restrictions

  1. Staying home keeps people safe, out of hospitals and ICUs
  2. Exercising at home keeps you and our healthcare workers healthy
  3. Following curfew means a faster return to visiting hours
  4. Wearing masks safeguards our public hospital and community health system

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