Govt flags rollout of GP-led COVID-19 clinics

Professor Brendan Murphy says primary care clinics will likely be needed to ease pressure on hospitals
Geir O'Rourke Australian Associated Press
CMO Brendan Murphy
CMO Brendan Murphy.

Governments could soon begin setting up dedicated coronavirus clinics around Australia to manage a predicted surge in cases, the federal Chief Medical Officer says.

Professor Brendan Murphy says a network of GP or nurse-led clinics will “probably” be created in coming weeks to ensure as many patients with COVID-19 as possible can be cared for outside the hospital system.