‘The staff have been incredible’: Intensive care specialist talks COVID-19 on new podcast episode

WSLHD critical care coordinator Tom Solano.

The vast majority of people with COVID-19 in Western Sydney have recovered at home. But what happens if you get struck down with severe illness?

In episode six of our new podcast Western Sydney Health Check we speak to intensive care specialist Dr Tom Solano, critical care coordinator for Western Sydney Local Health District.

Dr Solano shares what he and other intensive care staff have seen so far, what they’ve learned from cases overseas, and how they’re feeling about treating patients critically ill with COVID-19.

He also shares what our District is doing to dramatically increase intensive care capacity in the event of a spike in cases.

Listen to the episode now and catch up on previous episodes here.

While Australia has done well to significantly decrease the number of new cases, it is important we maintain measures to prevent another surge.

Remember to:

  • Maintain 1.5m distance from others in public
  • Don’t visit people over 70, or maintain distance if you do
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms, including a fever, cough, sore throat or fatigue