Orthopaedic Patients in NSW In Needless Wait For Surgery

2022-03-18T14:49:49+11:00October 18th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

SURGEONS HAVE A PLAN FOR A SAFE RETURN TO NORMAL ELECTIVE SURGERY A faster and safe return to joint replacement surgery in private hospitals is possible, if a plan developed by senior members of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons is adopted. ASOS supports the NSW Government’s move to open [...]

Bega Hospital Statement

2018-06-03T14:36:37+10:00November 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 [...]

Patients Denied Access to Doctors???

2017-11-07T12:31:38+11:00June 10th, 2009|News, Resources|

This article Appeared in the SMH - 10 Jan 2009 Casualties of a sick system Julie Robotham Medical Editor January 10, 2009 A WESTMEAD Hospital scheme designed to slash costs and improve performance statistics by getting patients out of ambulances more quickly contributed to the deaths of two patients, who [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Slashed at Sydney and Sutherland Hospitals

2017-11-06T18:52:56+11:00September 3rd, 2005|News|

"The decision to reduce the number of orthopaedic surgeons from 6 to 3 (+ 1 trainee) at Sydney Hospital and not to re-appoint 2 experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Sutherland Hospital was short-sighted and bad for patients who work, visit or live in the inner city and Sutherland Shire", NSW Chairman [...]

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 [...]

NSW Orthopaedic Surgeons to Meet Over UMP Liquidation

2017-11-06T18:39:23+11:00April 29th, 2002|News|

NSW Orthopaedic Surgeons will meet in Sydney, 5 May 2002, to discuss the plight of patients of Orthopaedic Surgeons who are insured with United Medical Protection (UMP) following UMP's announcement today that it will be making an application to the court to appoint a provisional liquidator. "We hope that by [...]

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 [...]

Westmead Tells Hand Surgeon “Specialists Not Welcome”

2017-11-06T18:35:27+11:00February 2nd, 2000|News|

An experienced hand surgeon at Westmead hospital has been sacked because he wants to specialise in hand surgery. Forty year old Dr David Dilley who studied hand surgery for 12 months at the world famous Louisville, Kentucky Kleinert Hand Surgery Unit, is one of only two full-time specialist hand surgeons [...]

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