Posted July 13, 2018 08:00:00 A family in rural Queensland are hoping their experience in the emergency department of a hospital will help others to get through life.
The Coronavirus outbreak began in the early hours of July 8 and has since left thousands of people sick in Queensland.
Key points: A Queensland woman has spent more than two weeks in intensive care with severe respiratory symptoms, but is recovering after a visit to the emergency roomTwo families in Queensland have been left homeless after being infected with the coronavirusIt has also caused hospital closures and forced the closure of the state’s only hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, with just seven beds available for the coronataincyiThe family of a 27-year-old woman from Cairns have been in intensive-care since their first visit to Brisbane’s Royal Brisbane & Women’s hospital on July 8.
The woman has had a history of respiratory problems including bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia.
Her symptoms started at 2:00am on the morning of July 9.
Her first test result showed she had high levels of coronaviruses, but tests confirmed she was healthy.
She was taken to Brisbane City Hospital where she was treated with a nasopharyngeal tube and a nasogastric tube.
She is now in the intensive care unit of the Royal Women’s.
But her family have been forced to move away from the Cairn Reserve, near Brisbane’s central business district, to the nearby Cairnes suburb of St Albans, due to the coronajirus outbreak.
“It’s been really difficult to find places to live and I’ve lost a job,” the family’s grandmother, Emma, said.
“We’ve just been staying in one room, and the rest of the family has been staying together, because we don’t have a house in Brisbane anymore.”
They are in the hospital, but it’s a lot of people living there and we’re really worried about them.
“If they get the virus, it’s really difficult.”
Her grandfather, who has also been treated in hospital, said the family were concerned for his well-being.
“I’m not very confident in myself,” he said.
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