3 ways the PPE shortage is affecting doctors

Some are being told to go mask-less to avoid frightening patients; others are repurposing snorkel masks

NSW hospital doctors have spilled the beans on hospital policies that put them at increased risk of infection, during a survey of more than 1000 members conducted by the doctors’ union, ASMOF NSW.

It revealed some have not been given PPE at all, with one doctor commenting they were told a mask “would frighten the patients”.