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Have you had COVID-19? If you are an Australian HCW, please take our survey

There is a need to better understand the short and longer term impacts to health, wellbeing and productivity among Australian HCWs infected with COVID-19. This ethics approved survey is open to all HCWs infected with COVID-19 in the past or present. There is a baseline survey with follow ups at 1, 3, and 6 months which are optional. Your confidential responses will be used for advocacy and to improve work practices in Australian healthcare.

About us
We are a group of frontline healthcare professionals working in hospitals all around Australia. We have grown frustrated with the lack of consultation around matters relating to our safety at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, we decided to do something about it.

This site is dedicated to advocacy for Australian healthcare workers during this pandemic.

It is maintained by practising healthcare professionals for us, by us.

It is here to foster a sense of community so that we are not isolated voices lost in the noise. Share your stories via the open letter or our mailbox. We will use these for advocacy and media campaigns.

Kind regards,

Michelle and Ben

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah MBBS (HONS), FRACP, PhD

Michelle is a physician in general medicine and infectious diseases in Melbourne. She is a clinician-academic with an interest in artificial intelligence and health services research. She is a working mum and does advocacy in her spare time.

Dr Benjamin Veness BAcc MBBS MPH MP

Dr Ben Veness is a psychiatry registrar and former Churchill Fellow. Ben is a past president of the Australian Medical Student Association and enjoys writing on medical and social issues for print media and medical venues.