Our hospital does not have P2 or N95 masks. We have received a number of calls from the general public about current poor air quality and breathing issues.
- West Gippsland Hospital does not have P2 or N95 masks available for distribution to the general public (as may be being indicated by some social media outlets).
- Yes, P2 masks have been made available to Victorian authorities but at this stage it is understood these are being distributed to frontline workers and those at risk in communities directly affected by the bushfires.
Advice from EPA is minimise the time spent outdoors in smoky conditions wherever practical to do so.
For more information visit: https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
For information on air quality visit: https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/for-community/airwatch