Bega Hospital Statement

2018-06-03T14:36:37+11:00November 10th, 2016|News, Resources|

Since the inception of the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package in 1988, Bega Hospital has been named within the hospitals eligible for that package. RDANSW believes that it remains as such. The newly named South East Regional Hospital (Bega) is located in a Modified Monash (MM) 5 region, thus more rural than most of [...]

ASOS media release re QLD VMO fiasco

2018-01-23T12:47:27+11:00December 9th, 2011|Press Releases|

Chief negotiator for the Visiting Medical Officers (VMO) in the 3 year old VMO contract dispute, Dr Ross Cartmill has the complete support of the Queensland orthopaedic VMOs. The message has been conveyed to him by the QLD Chairman of ASOS, Dr Kelly Macgroarty, "Dr Cartmill is simply trying to [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letter

2018-01-23T12:39:59+11:00September 22nd, 2009|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons are being called on by the National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Gary Speck, to sign an open letter to Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon raising concerns about the future of primary healthcare. The letter written by Dr Kerri Parnell, Editor-in-Chief of Australian Doctor, [...]

Surgeons tell Ms Roxon to Stay Out of Operating Theatre

2017-11-06T19:12:12+11:00August 25th, 2009|News|

"Sermons by Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon concerning choice of joint replacement are unhelpful and inaccurate", Chairman of Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. Dr Speck rejected the claim attributed to Ms Roxon in today's Australian "that 99% of the patients receiving artificial joints [...]

Procedural Medical Specialists Warn Against Change For Change Sake

2017-11-06T17:12:09+11:00February 8th, 2006|News|

Council Of Procedural Specialists: Media Release – 8.2.06 “Rushing to introduce radical changes to the health workforce based on the recent Productivity Commission Research Report may backfire”, Dr Don Sheldon, Chairman, Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) said today. COPS released a 10 point public statement in response to the report. [...]

Productivity Commission Should Examine Productivity In Public Hospitals

2017-11-06T18:57:31+11:00March 17th, 2005|News|

"The Federal Government's decision to ask the Productivity Commission to study Australia's medical workforce will be a lost opportunity unless it centres on our greatest existing and future health problem. Namely, the declining productivity of our public hospitals", Dr John Harrison, Federal Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]

Surgical Waiting Lists – A Funding Problem

2017-11-06T18:44:04+11:00February 13th, 2003|News|

"It is easy to believe that the problems of the Australian public hospital system would be solved tomorrow by simply doubling the number of surgeons being trained," said Dr John Harrison, National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS). A recent ACCC draft determination on the future training [...]

Surgeons Unable to Operate; Waiting Times Blow Out

2017-11-06T18:41:48+11:00October 18th, 2000|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons in Australia are being denied access to operating theatres in public hospitals and waiting times for surgery are blowing out as a result, a leading doctors group claimed today. A survey of 550 orthopaedic surgeons carried out by the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that Australian orthopaedic [...]

Emergency Patients Waiting Weeks for an Operation Says Sydney Surgeon

2017-11-06T18:24:56+11:00July 7th, 2000|News|

Patients with non-life threatening injuries, including elderly patients with hip fractures, are waiting up to three weeks for surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon at Liverpool hospital claimed today. Dr Ian Harris, an orthopaedic surgeon at Liverpool and St George hospitals, said the delays recently led to a 28 year old woman [...]

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