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 [...]

Independent medical examinations and reports during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-05-18T15:12:24+10:00May 18th, 2020|Member Updates, Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS Members, NSW Workcover guidelines for IME’s during C19 pandemic. FYI, Regards Stephen Milgate AM CEO Documents: BN20_113819 -Letter to assoc colleges re IME Guidance - ASOS IME guidance COVID-19 - Examiners - 7 May 2020

Telehealth Services in the NSW Workers Compensation System

2020-03-24T13:48:33+11:00March 24th, 2020|Member Updates, Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS Members Please find attached the NSW Worker’s Compensation Fees Order for Teleconference and video conference item arrangements. Also attached is a draft letter for approval.  That was started by one of our members and has been checked by WorkCover. Regards Stephen Milgate AM CEO Attachments: Approval letter for phone [...]

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 [...]

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