Royal Children’s Hospital cancer ward declared Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site
The cancer ward at the Royal Children’s Hospital has been declared a Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site after a visiting parent tested positive.
As a result, patients and staff are being forced to isolate.
Patients and their carers must remain in their rooms.
As yet, nobody in the ward has tested positive.
The hospital says it is currently treating 12 children who have COVID-19.
Four of those are in the hospital itself.
The eight others are receiving at-home care.