1 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: PPE priority system implemented in DHBs

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 1 April 2020

Front-line health workers are asking, why there is a priority list for who gets protective gear like masks if there is no shortage.

District Health Boards have put in a system where parts of the hospital are ranked for Covid-19 risk and safety gear given out accordingly.

The Ministry of Health says there is no shortage of equipment - it's releasing 7 million masks to community health and disability workers over the coming weeks.

Charlotte Cook reports.