10 Qld healthcare workers in isolation after rushing to help Covid patient

Ten Queensland hospital workers have gone into two weeks of quarantine, after exposing themselves to Covid-19 to save a patient’s life.

The workers are the Sunshine Coast University Hospital launched into action when a person on the Covid ward went into anaphylactic shock on Tuesday.

It’s understood the patient reacted to the contrast dye used ahead of an MRI treatment.


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However, they didn’t have enough time to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the process.

They’ve now been forced into isolation for 14 days, just in case there’s been any transmission.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has thanked the healthcare workers, saying they put themselves in harm’s way to help a person in need.

“From the information I have, staff were required to act quickly and may not have been able to maintain full infection control while attending to the emergency.

“They absolutely followed the right process.

“Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has put a range of measures in place and there is no risk to anyone else from this incident,” Doctor Young said.