Echonetdaily was contacted anonymously last week with concerns relating to students who were coming from Sydney to train in the local area health facilities, including local hospitals, without quarantine.
Director of clinical operations for the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) Lynne Weir responded to these concerns stating that ‘Junior doctors coming to NNSWLHD from other locations in NSW or interstate are subject to self-isolation and/or health screening requirements as with all staff working for NSW Health.
‘Anyone directed to self-isolate for 14 days, including health staff, must do so under the Public Health Orders and are not permitted to travel.
‘Northern NSW Local Health District has undertaken screening and risk assessments for all junior doctors coming on rotation to our hospitals this term.
‘We will also be conducting additional assessments during orientation on Monday, 3 August to ensure our medical officers are complying with the most recent NSW and Queensland hotspot advice, including the need to self-isolate if required.’