THE clean-up of legionella bacteria around taps in an area used to monitor premature and sick babies is continuing at the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane.
Over the weekend a code yellow internal emergency was declared on level six where the bacteria was located. It houses the Mater Health Services’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU).
It is understood a code yellow can be called to coordinate the response to emergency situations which could impact the structure of a hospital or staff and patients.
Mater Public Affairs Manager Jacqueline Hayes said the code yellow was called to ensure treatment of the taps in the neonatal area went as smoothly as possible with minimal impact to patients and families.
“It ensures there is one person in command and there is a coordinated response from multiple teams across the organisation,” she said.
In the curious case of Jesus Christ versus chocolate, church leaders, chocolate retailers and the public have cast their judgment. The two can co-exist this Easter.
On Wednesday, we asked Facebook followers one simple question which had Moreton Bay raging: “Is Easter about church or chocolate?”
Most people found it difficult to decide, mostly choosing “church and family” or “church and chocolate”. Others were side-tracked slightly, claiming the holiday was more about “kids and fertility”, the “Babylonian goddess of war, love, fertility and sex”, “long weekends” or “prawns”.
Pastor Ross Wardill of Deception Bay Baptist Church took an impartial position, declaring church and chocolate could co-exist peacefully.
For Christians, Mr Wardill said Easter was a time to commemorate Christ’s crucifixion and subsequent resurrection but somewhere along the line chocolate Easter eggs, symbols of new life, got involved.