The Royal Melbourne Hospital is right at the centre of combatting COVID-19 in Victoria. For months, we’ve been doing everything possible to prepare for and fight this global pandemic.
This is an unprecedented challenge for our health system, doctors and nurses.
We are one of five global WHO Collaborating Centres for Research on Influenza, and also operate the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Lab (VIDRL). We already have special equipment, isolation units and research facilities. We’re working with international partners on a vaccine, but that will take time and we need to keep Australians safe now.
We’re prepared to treat more patients in the hospital and in the community, and we need your support to increase community testing, to monitor patients at home whose symptoms are less severe, and to trial drug treatments for those who are most ill. At times of national emergency, we all need to pull together.
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