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Australian Medical Association President Dr Tony Bartone told the Today Show, a deal was being discussed over the weekend and could be decided on as early as today.

“There is no way we can afford to lose all those beds, to lose in particular all of those ICU beds and indeed the staff, at this time as we approach an increasing crisis,” he stressed.

Michael Roff, CEO of the Australian Private Hospitals Association told The Chronicle: “The states don’t seem to understand the urgency of reaching a deal this weekend, if they don’t do that, the beds they need in a few weeks’ time may no longer be available”.

Access to supplies. 

The federal health minister says one of the reasons elective surgery was cancelled was because of the issues around a lack of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses.

Speaking to the Today Show, Greg Hunt said: “We cancelled elective…

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