A doctor has said that parents hospitalized with the virus have left their children ‘Covid orphans’ with nobody toto the rapid spread of Delta. A Sydney doctor has warned of an unfortunate reality for some families – leaving their kids “Covid orphans” with nobody to care for them. After seeing it first hand, Dr. Lucy Morgan, an associate professor at and a respiratory physician at Nepean and Concord hospitals, has warned of the harrowing situation.
Since the pandemic began, the medical professionals working on the frontline took towith the tragic story. “My are full today – full of young tradies, pharmacy staff, wives and mothers and fathers of young children,” she posted. “Everyone has a in other hospitals leaving their small children to be ‘Covid orphans’ in the children’s hospital because their grandparents are unvaccinated or sick themselves.” NSW’s , Dr. Kerry Chant, has repeatedly flagged that entire families are becoming infected with the virus due to the high transmissibility of the .
“The picture with Delta is that once it’s introduced to a household, it’s inevitable that everyone gets the Delta strain,” sheon Monday. In an earlier post, Dr. Morgan said all hospitals were “filling up fast” with patients. She said they were all unvaccinated and felt “frightened”, “sick,” and “very lonely” because they could not have any visitors. “So many families (are) affected and stressed and fearful and not . “Being your chance of ending up in the hospital and free up some safe space for us to treat lung cancer, deliver babies, manage strokes and heart failure and confusion and falls and all the other things that happen to our families daily.”
Dr. Morgan also pleaded with. And her experiences were not a one-off. Children’s Hospital at Westmead nurse Hannah Niccol also took to social media to share her experiences with “unaccompanied” were hospitalized. “This leaves but try to support these children emotionally in a frightening time,” she posted. “Seeing the effects of young children separated from parents has left staff feeling pretty miserable. On top of that, the anxiety and stress of take a toll on us all.” The to grow, with the state recording 818 new locally acquired cases and three deaths on Monday. Originally published as ‘Covid orphans’ a reality for Sydney families hospitalized with the virus,