‘Everything is stressed’ Vic. hospitals to enter ‘Code Brown’ amid Omicron wave | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “‘Everything is stressed’ Vic. hospitals to enter ‘Code Brown’ amid Omicron wave | ABC News” – below is their description.

This means non-essential services could be deferred and healthcare workers may have leave postponed.

The ‘code brown’ will come into force tomorrow. Gemma Veness spoke to AMA Victoria President Dr Roderick McRae and he says it’s a ‘fair indication’ of how severe the situation is.

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