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. 

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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

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