Here’s the story – Coroanvirus: Infected nurse not told of abattoir risk – which was on the front page of The Oz. It shows a phenomenal level of incompetence by the Victorian public service. I will slightly unscramble the narrative to emphasise what it says.
There is deep concern among those close to a 60 year old nurse that the Health Department and therefore the hospital had not identified an infection in a Cedar Meats worker on April 2 as a risk to the workplace.
The Sunshine Hospital nurse was not initially required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment while treating the worker, because the hospital had not been made aware of the risks.
The nurse was infected with COVID-19 while treating a Cedar Meats worker WITH A SEVERED THUMB because authorities had not alerted the hospital.
[This statement is in the paper but not online] The Australian has been told the nurse has lost her senses of smell and taste, along with her appetite, and is feeling extremely tired.
How often does losing a thumb happen in the public sector?