As a Melbourne emergency doctor during the Delta wave, I can only function in survival mode for so long | Emergency junior doctor

We are forced to take on more risk with every shift. And for patients, the emergency department is no longer always the safe place it should be

It wasn’t a surprise that working as a junior doctor in a Melbourne hospital emergency department during a pandemic comes with challenges.

Covid-19 will be one of the biggest challenges of our generation, but despite pleas to politicians and the public to do everything they can to help us get through the pandemic safely, each shift there are new reminders that coronavirus will continue to wreak havoc on our jobs and lives.

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