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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 3 weeks ago #211914

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Let me guess...breathless press conference, "we must crush the virus*", lockdown panic and in we go again to isolation in Pyongperth. Yep, seen this one before from the one trick pony.

That fkn buffoon running that cesspit of human flotsam will sink the entire nation through her unyielding incompetence. God help us.

On a positive note, it'll probably save the Demons from the spoon so some silver lining.

* = our hospital system is fkd

Just for the record how long has Perth been locked down in 2021?  Is it longer than the number of days that Sydney has been locked down in 2021?  Are kids going to school in Perth and/or Sydney?

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 3 weeks ago #211921

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Let me guess...breathless press conference, "we must crush the virus*", lockdown panic and in we go again to isolation in Pyongperth. Yep, seen this one before from the one trick pony.

That fkn buffoon running that cesspit of human flotsam will sink the entire nation through her unyielding incompetence. God help us.

On a positive note, it'll probably save the Demons from the spoon so some silver lining.

* = our hospital system is fkd

Just for the record how long has Perth been locked down in 2021?  Is it longer than the number of days that Sydney has been locked down in 2021?  Are kids going to school in Perth and/or Sydney?


Have you been outside lately or are you hiding under your bed still in your Mao tunic? Maybe you’re sitting around listening to your Pat Boone records?

Despite your praetorian guard like defence of McGowan his policy limitations- because our hospitals are fked - means people like me who are self employed are continually threatened by his cavalier insistence that lockdowns can be invoked at any moment. 

Whether we’ve had more or less than any other jurisdiction means nothing to me.

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212020

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Pretty low life remark and a feeble attempt at humour when you have to bring in someone's wife (missus) to advance your tirade. Anything for a cheap laugh!!

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212023

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Pretty low life remark and a feeble attempt at humour when you have to bring in someone's wife (missus) to advance your tirade. Anything for a cheap laugh!!

Uhhmm, please explain? 

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212033

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Ambulance ramping a new record of over 6000 hours this month, hundreds of elective surgeries postponed, code yellows almost on a weekly basis, health staff protesting for more resources...I just don't get it given ED presentations are only marginally higher than previous years and we have no Covid patients. What the hell is going on?

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212040

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Spot on BC. If anyone thinks anything is going to change once we hit 80% vax you are dreaming -

Virus-free WA's hospitals under strain
Michael Ramsey
AAP
Mon, 30 August 2021 10:50AM
Western Australia has put a month-long freeze on non-urgent category two and three procedures. Credit: AAP

Western Australia's capacity to handle a COVID-19 outbreak is being questioned as the state again postpones hundreds of elective surgeries.

The month-long freeze, which will apply to non-urgent, multi-day category two and three procedures, comes amid overcrowding and staff shortages in the state's public hospitals.

It is the third time during the pandemic that WA has been forced to postpone some elective surgeries despite having a negligible virus caseload.

Australian Medical Association WA president Mark Duncan-Smith has warned the health system will struggle in the event of a significant outbreak.

He has pointed the finger at the McGowan government for not investing sufficiently in hospital capacity.

"The level of water has been rising steadily, and now the system is drowning," he told Perth radio 6PR on Monday.

Several of Perth's tertiary hospitals have issued "code yellow" alerts in recent months, signalling their emergency departments have exceeded capacity.

Employees at Perth Children's Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital have meanwhile held rallies to protest staff shortages and working conditions.

Premier Mark McGowan criticised the doctors' union, saying hospitals in every state were experiencing significant demand.

"They should stop scaremongering," he told reporters.

"All I'd say is we have a great health system by world standards but it's under pressure.

"If we did have an outbreak, which we're doing everything we can to prevent that, you take further measures which is what NSW has done."

WA's health department has indicated hospitals have had a spike in cases of the metapneumovirus respiratory illness. The premier said this had led to some staff getting sick and staying home in accordance with health protocols.

He said there were also hundreds of patients occupying WA hospital beds who should be managed by the NDIS or in aged care.

The government has promised to open 332 new hospital beds as part of an additional $1.9 billion health investment in next month's state budget.

Health Minister Roger Cook has also outlined incentives to lure hospital workers from interstate and overseas, as well as refresher courses for experienced nurses and midwives and plans to take on more student graduates.

Figures published by St John Ambulance reveal ambulances have spent more than 6000 hours parked outside hospitals waiting to admit patients this month.

It is almost a tenfold increase from when the Labor government was elected in 2017.

There were almost 30,000 people on the waitlist for elective surgery at public hospitals as of May, according to data published by the health department.

Opposition health spokeswoman Libby Mettam said the delays would be distressing for patients.

"For the WA government to implement this measure again without any COVID-19 cases in the community shows they are asleep at the wheel, unable to plan for a foreseeable problem," she said.

WA recorded no new cases on Monday.

The state is monitoring 24 active cases, including two NSW truck drivers who tested positive after travelling through three states.

All 24 of their close and casual contacts have now tested negative.
"I'll be the fkng sheriff"

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212043

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I was certainly one of the many on here who congratulated McGoo on the job he did during the early stages by acting decisively in shutting borders and locking large parts of the state down. But that was 18 months ago and we've moved on both here, nationally and globally. My concern is that even if we reach an 80% level of vaccination in WA and McGoo is still not prepared to open the place up, what will it take and when will he open interstate and international borders to anyone who is vaccinated? When will he accept we can't defeat the virus but we have to learn to live with it?

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212047

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I was certainly one of the many on here who congratulated McGoo on the job he did during the early stages by acting decisively in shutting borders and locking large parts of the state down. But that was 18 months ago and we've moved on both here, nationally and globally. My concern is that even if we reach an 80% level of vaccination in WA and McGoo is still not prepared to open the place up, what will it take and when will he open interstate and international borders to anyone who is vaccinated? When will he accept we can't defeat the virus but we have to learn to live with it?

Yes, Its becoming extremely concerning the corner McGhoo has painted the entire State into, if we cant get out of this at 80% vaccination rates then we are never getting out of it, The UK is now fully back to normal, it was good to see crowds back at EPL games, and its due to vaccination, McGhoo needs to get with the national and global program and get the State and its people open again along the a national target so  international/state  borders can open for those fully vaccinated.

 

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212052

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There isn't one state including the ACT that is anywhere near opening borders to NSW given the absolute shambles that state is in - not one person from Sydney could be trusted to tell truth or follow procedure looking at the daily breaches on a very large scale
Not an ounce of political party in it either - it's just total incomprehension of law

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Here we go AGAIN. 11 months 2 weeks ago #212053

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Yes..agree with all you've said Southy....this is beyond politics and about the ability to live, work, play and carry on something like a normal life. We can do it now with borders shut to pretty much everywhere except NT and SA but my concern is what happens when NSW finally comes out of it? What is McGoos plan? Will we continue to live like a hermit state even though we've hit the 80% vaccination level and the rest of the planet is getting back to the new normal? What will it take for McGoo to release the brakes? I have no idea to be honest and don't think he does either.  While he can continue to shut everything down and hold himself out to be some latter day hero with the various local media outlets acting as cheers squads, I can't see anything changing any time soon.

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