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Nurses take Qld Health to industrial commission over mask concerns

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The Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union is taking Queensland Health to the industrial relations tribunal over concerns frontline nurses are being put at risk of contracting COVID-19 because of ill-fitting masks.

The QNMU says it still has not received adequate assurances that the N95 masks being used by nurses who care for COVID-19 patients are being properly fit-tested to ensure they work properly.

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union is taking Queensland Health to the industrial relations tribunal over concerns about mask use in the state’s COVID hospitals.Credit:ACM

Union secretary Beth Mohle said that, in the wake of a doctor and three nurses contracting COVID-19 while working with infectious patients at Brisbane’s Princess…



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