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Medical professionals are concerned about how regional health systems will cope with an expected increase in Covid-19 patient admissions when NSW regional travel resumes next month.

A state parliamentary inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional, and remote New South last September showed a significantly flawed system.

Health experts are worried Covid-19 cases could put an additional burden on limited hospital beds and ICU wards as well as patient transport systems to and from regional hospitals.

The NSW government is confident regional health services will manage.

Produced By: Tahlia Kraefft

Featured In Story: David Layzell, State MP Upper Hunter

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 20 October 2021