Launceston nurse at COVID-hit aged care facility in Melbourne details long shifts, stress and immense workload

Adam Holmes
Updated August 16 2020 - 8:51pm, first published 4:30pm
Kate Lee is one of two registered nurses who travelled from Launceston to work at COVID-hit aged care facilities in Melbourne. Picture: supplied
Kate Lee is one of two registered nurses who travelled from Launceston to work at COVID-hit aged care facilities in Melbourne. Picture: supplied

A Launceston nurse who arrived in Melbourne last week has spoken of the stress of regularly being the only overnight registered nurse in an aged care facility with more than 150 residents, including about 20 who are COVID-positive.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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