Posted February 03, 2019 09:08:10 With the death toll from coronavirus increasing every day, a hospital is opening in the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Hospital has been operating since February, serving a small area of the country’s south.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, the hospital’s CEO, Dr Peter Lappin, said the closure was the first time in the NT’s history that the country had closed a hospital.
“We’ve been waiting for the right time, the right place, to open, so the decision was made to do that at a very good time, at a good location,” Dr Lappen said.
“There are a number of reasons why we’re going to close this hospital, and the first one is the hospital was built to meet the needs of the Northern Territorians.”
Dr Lappens hospital, located in a rural community of Tindal in the north of the Territory, has been open since April 2019.
Dr Lapps said the hospital would continue to provide care and treatment to patients for the next three months.
“The community has been supportive of us and the care has been really good, we’ve had a lot of support from the community,” Dr Wigmore said.
The hospital opened on April 17, 2019, and is now in the process of filling two vacancies.
“With the death rate going up every day and the health system in this region is still in disarray, we were able to offer a range of services in our facility, from hospital admissions to outpatient care, from community care to home care,” Dr John Wiggin said.
Dr Wiggetons family said the decision to close the hospital had been a difficult one.
“I’m a little sad that we won’t be able to continue our care, but that’s our choice, and I think that’s the right choice,” Mr Wiggo said.
He said it had been tough on his wife, their two young children and their grandchildren.
“That’s why we are doing it,” he said.
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