South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has praised an “astute young doctor” in a hospital emergency department for preventing a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in the state.
- SA Chief Public Health Officer has praised a young female doctor for picking up on coronavirus symptoms in an elderly woman
- She said the state could have been dealing with “widespread community transmission” if not for the junior doctor
- The doctor is herself now in a medi-hotel as she is a close contact to a coronavirus patient
The junior doctor, who Professor Spurrier did not name, picked up that a woman in her 80s had a slight cough when she turned up at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, last Friday night.