As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe at rapid pace, our healthcare professionals are on the front line, having to quickly adapt how they work amidst the deadly virus. And while most Australians are bunkering down in their homes, many in the healthcare sector are interacting with unwell patients daily.
Most have limited to no supplies and are not only concerned for their own health but that of their families and the community as a whole. But while some our healthcare professionals have increased their workload, there are others who have seen a dramatic reduction in patients and therefore income.
Like many of us they are now concerned for their future financial well being. This current study into the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s healthcare professionals reveals the pressure this deadly virus has (and will continue to) place on ourstraining medical system. But beyond logistical pressures, COVID-19 is also having an unprecedented impact on the country’s medical professionals grappling to adjust during this global crisis.