Doctor warns Vic hospitals to hit capacity 'within weeks'

The state has been 'blindsided' by healthcare worker infections, says Dr Sarah Whitelaw, an emergency consultant at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Melbourne emergency specialist Dr Sarah Whitelaw has warned that Victorian hospitals could run out of capacity within weeks if numbers of new coronavirus cases don’t fall. 

Dr Sarah Whitelaw.

Dr Whitelaw, from Royal Melbourne Hospital, says doctors have seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases during the past month, in a system now hit hard by staffing shortages.