GP says extreme lockdown is costing patients' lives

Melbourne-based Dr Nicola Doyle says it's time to focus on COVID-19 mortality rates, rather than case numbers, after seeing a rise in suicides and delayed cancer diagnoses

As Melbourne enters its fourth week of extreme lockdown, it’s not COVID-19 that has GP Dr Nicola Doyle most worried.

Dr Nicola Doyle.
Dr Nicola Doyle.

The doctor, from Niddrie in the city's northwest, is focused on patients with mental health issues, who account for most of her telehealth consults.

Recently, a youngster in the area took their own life in response to the