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NHW- Update

NHW- Update

The essential health workers are still not able to attend the hospital. 

Meetings are being held again today, to discuss whether NSW staff can apply for permits to cross the border to attend the Northeast Health in Wangaratta without being required to self-isolate for 14 days.

NHW Director of Partnerships and Well Aging, David Kidd, says the hospital is still finding it a challenge.

"There was an amendment that came through from the NSW Government, but there is no clarification about permits".

"There is a high level meeting going on this afternoon, but at this point in time we are no clearer."

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is also seeking a resolution for the hospital.

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It follows after nearly a hundred workers from Northeast Health in Wangaratta were unable to attend the hospital both today and yesterday.

The staff living in NSW were unable to attend the hospital in Wangaratta as they would have to self isolate for 14 days upon their return home across the border.

Surgery has been majorly disrupted, including specialist and pediatric surgery.

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