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What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?

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When we asked expats and global nomads in Australia about their experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system, they replied...

"The pandemic has had a significant impact on the Australian healthcare system. Many healthcare providers have had to adjust their services to meet the demands of the pandemic, including introducing telehealth services and limiting face-to-face appointments. The government has also implemented a range of measures to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and patients, such as introducing strict infection control protocols and providing additional funding for healthcare services. Despite these measures, the pandemic has put a strain on the healthcare system, with many healthcare providers facing increased demand and limited resources," wrote a member who made the move to Australia.

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"Our states panic over an outbreak of 3 cases. We have free drive up testing clinics every. 8-10km here in Sydney. Results are back within 8-24 hours," explained one expat living in Sydney, Australia.

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