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Emergency transport for hospital workers

An emergency transport service to get hospital staff to work is to be introduced.

The move came after emergency service workers who travel to work by public transport were forced to walk or find alternative ways to get to their jobs after services were suspended to cut the spread of the coronavirus.

David Burt, the Premier, said on Saturday: “Recognising that public transportation has been suspended for now, and that we have a number of health professionals who use public transportation, the department will put on a special pick-up for our key health workers such as nurses, health technicians and caregivers.”

He added: “Those details will be shared as finalised.”

The move came after a member of staff from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital posted on social media on Thursday that she had to walk two miles to reach the hospital because taxis were off the road as well.

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Published March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated March 23, 2020 at 8:27 am)

Emergency transport for hospital workers

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