Hospitals will cope under strain of COVID-19 cases, health boss says

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated October 5 2021 - 7:07pm, first published 6:30pm
Health Department secretary Professor Brendan Murphy. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Questions surround a secret report on how hospitals would manage under the strain of higher COVID-19 cases, as the stoush between the Morrison government and the states and territories over health funding intensifies.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.