Doctors' calls to helpline double as pandemic stress strikes

GPs and hospital doctors are feeling the COVID-19 strain, says Dr Patrick Johnson

Pandemic-stress is taking a toll on doctors’ mental health, with calls to the Victorian Doctors Health Program doubling in the past few months. 

Dr Patrick Johnson.

The program’s medical director, psychiatrist Dr Patrick Johnson, says the pandemic has placed doctors around the country under increased pressures.

“We’ve had double the number of calls