Nurse handover Emergency Department, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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Nurse handover Emergency Department, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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This photograph was taken in August 2020, the time when daily and active cases in Victoria's second wave were at their peak with hospitals adapting services and protocols in response. The photograph shows a nurse handover in the hospital's Emergency Department. The red line on the floor marks the boundary of the "hot zone" area dedicated to the care of patients regarded as infectious. Staff wear prescribed Level 4 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) of gowns, face protection and N95 masks.

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This item was submitted on August 4, 2021 by Barbara Cytowicz using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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