15 Oct 2021
Episode 23: Working on Victoria’s COVID wards
Have you wondered what it must be like working on the frontline in Victoria's COVID wards during the pandemic?
In this episode of Infection and Immunity - Evidence Explained, we're taken on that journey behind the scenes with Associate Professor Steve Tong and Dr Janine Trevillyan, two very hard-working infectious diseases physicians treating patients in COVID wards at two of our busiest hospitals in Victoria – the Royal Melbourne and the Austin.
Associate Professor Steven Tong is an Infectious Diseases Physician at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Co-Lead of the Clinical Research Discipline at the Doherty Institute. He is also Lead Investigator of the AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial, or ASCOT, as it’s more commonly known.
Dr Janine Trevillyan is the Clinical Lead of Austin Health's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. She is also Head of Clinical Virology and HIV Services at Austin Health and an Infectious Diseases Physician at that hospital.
Read Associate Professor Steve Tong's Twitter thread and opinion piece for Fairfax Media on his experience working in the COVID wards at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Hear more from Associate Professor Steve Tong in our previous episode, COVID-19 treatments part 1 - The Australian experience.