Royal Melbourne Hospital’s director: “Most people I saw weren’t asthmatics or hadn’t had it for 25 years. | Herald Sun

Royal Melbourne Hospital’s director of Emergency Professor George Braitberg said they had to borrow Ventalin from neighbouring centres after seeing a day’s worth of patients in 12 hours.

“There really wasn’t any warning,” he said.

“Most people I saw weren’t asthmatics or hadn’t had it for 25 years. It was an extraordinary situation; the worse I’ve experienced in 30 years in the job.”

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