‘Crisis-driven’: young patients sent home from psychiatric care as Sydney ward claimed for Covid surge

Staff distressed as ‘critical’ youth mental health service St Vincent’s USpace closes to accommodate ‘suspected Covid’ patients

Young patients receiving critical psychiatric care at a Sydney mental health ward will be sent home by the end of the week to make space for “suspected” Covid-19 patients.

, ‘Crisis-driven’: young patients sent home from psychiatric care as Sydney ward claimed for Covid surge, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

A distressed staff member from the USpace ward at St Vincent’s Private Hospital contacted Guardian Australia to say health workers and patients were told they had until the end of the week to clear out in compliance with a “surge action response” public health order to make way for Covid patients.

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