Hotel quarantine sites to be transformed into medi-hotels

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Two medi-hotels will be set up to ease pressure on Victoria’s healthcare system.

Hotel quarantine sites are being transformed into medi-hotels, as the number of COVID-19 patients needing care continues to grow.

The medi-hotels will have capacity to provide care for over 300 patients at a time.

Acting Minister for Health James Merlino said the medi-hotels will provide the state with an ‘extra buffer’ when COVID cases and related hospital admissions are rising.

“Patients will receive high-quality care from health professionals in a hotel setting, making even better use of the resources we have available.”

“The CQV workforce stand ready and able to assist their fellow frontline workers in the ongoing efforts against COVID-19, helping keep Victorians safe.”