Actress Rachel Griffiths fears vulnerable cancer patients will be simply 'turned off' to make room for anti-vaxxers clogging up hospital ICU wards

Actress Rachel Griffiths has slammed anti-vaxxers who she fears will put an unbearable strain on the hospital system by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Muriel's Wedding star, 53, reposted on Instagram an article by oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava about a dying cancer patient she'd been forced to move out of the ICU to make room for an unvaccinated man with coronavirus.

Griffiths, 53, shared her thoughts about the situation and the impact unvaccinated Covid patients are having on Australia's health system during the Omicron wave. 

Fired up: Rachel Griffiths (pictured on December 16) has slammed anti-vaxxers who she fears will put an unbearable strain on the hospital system by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Fired up: Rachel Griffiths (pictured on December 16) has slammed anti-vaxxers who she fears will put an unbearable strain on the hospital system by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine

'How anti vaxxers' "personal freedom" is colliding with our finite health system,' the Six Feet Under star began her caption.

'I'm just hoping my mate who is living with cancer's family don't watch him be "turned off" so the unvaxxed can be given a second chance.'

Rachel asked 'how can we put our frontline workers into these terrible ethical dilemmas' of having to choose which patients should live or die when ICUs become overcrowded with vaccine refuseniks.

Risk: The Muriel's Wedding star, 53, reposted on Instagram an article by oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava about a dying cancer patient she'd been forced to move out of the ICU to make room for an unvaccinated man with coronavirus

Risk: The Muriel's Wedding star, 53, reposted on Instagram an article by oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava about a dying cancer patient she'd been forced to move out of the ICU to make room for an unvaccinated man with coronavirus

'Please - if not for you, think about the ambulance YOU WILL CALL and the ventilator YOU WILL WANT if Covid overwhelms your immunity and infiltrates your genetic susceptibility,' she continued.  

'Our health workforce are two years in. Two years of double and triple shifts. Two years of full PPE. Two years of no holidays and they still have to deal with you... denying, begging, crying, remorseful... and dying... which is actually upsetting for them.'

Griffiths concluded her post by saying: 'When a doctor or nurse loses a patient who could have been saved it's actually a real blow. True fact.'

Dilemma: Rachel asked 'how can we put our frontline workers into these terrible ethical dilemmas' of having to choose which patients should live or die when ICUs become overcrowded with vaccine refuseniks

Dilemma: Rachel asked 'how can we put our frontline workers into these terrible ethical dilemmas' of having to choose which patients should live or die when ICUs become overcrowded with vaccine refuseniks 

Griffiths' followers applauded her post and largely agreed with her sentiments.

'Here, here! Thanks for sharing Rachel,' one supporter commented.  

'Thank you for sharing this! Our healthcare workers are beyond their exhaustion points and hate their jobs,' added another.  

Griffiths is best known for her roles as Brenda Chenowith in Six Feet Under and Rhonda Epinstall in Muriel's Wedding,. 

'Here, here!' Griffiths' followers applauded her post and largely agreed with her sentiments

'Here, here!' Griffiths' followers applauded her post and largely agreed with her sentiments

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Rachel Griffiths: Cancer patients will be 'turned off' to make room for anti-vaxxers

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