After the sudden closure of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital testing clinic, another testing clinic has announced they’re closing their doors.
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be closed permanently, adding to the frustration for those doing the right thing and getting tested.
As a result of falling demand and few patients, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital will allow for regular clinic practice to resume and “make way for an AstraZeneca COVAX Clinic to open in the Creche.”
The QEH posted their disappointment of the closure by adding a sign on their door saying “QEH COVID clinic closed indefinitely from 3.3.21 ☹️☹️☹️”
The clinic was closed to allow redevelopment works to proceed, regardless of it being a key COVID testing clinic in the city’s western suburbs.
Local Labor MP Joe Szakacs said “It is disappointing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital COVID testing clinic has been suddenly and indefinitely closed,”
“The people of the west have done the right thing and lined up for tests when required. We should try to make it as easy as possible for people to get a COVID test.
When our community is still being advised to remain cautious, and to seek testing when even the mildest symptoms present, this snap decision to close the west’s major COVID testing clinic seems counterintuitive.
“I call on the government to reconsider this decision and re-open the QEH testing clinic.