- On November 21, 2018
AMA (NSW) has been working closely with the doctors at Northern Beaches Hospital to resolve the crisis that has enveloped the facility.
“Senior AMA (NSW) staff have been meeting with doctors and management to ensure sufficient standards are maintained for both the people who work there and the patients they treat.
“Doctors need to have confidence in the systems at hospitals where they work and patients need to have confidence that they will be getting the best treatment.
“Earlier this week, AMA (NSW) reached an agreement with the Ministry, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Healthscope, and ASMOF (NSW) on improvements that can be made.
“With the events of today, including a stronger role for the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Victoria Atkinson, it’s our hope that we can move forward on ensuring the Hospital lives up to the expectations of its staff and patients,” AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, said.
“I am grateful that the doctors at Northern Beaches Hospital, who have been working with AMA (NSW) on this for some time, raised their concerns.
“It is also pleasing to see that the Hospital’s management is taking actions to directly address those concerns.
“It’s particularly pleasing to see that, as part of the change in direction at the Hospital, a doctors’ meeting scheduled for tonight is now being held on hospital grounds with participation from management.
“The original plan was to hold it offsite.
“These are good steps forward and I look forward to a better working relationship between management and staff and the benefits that will bring to the Hospital’s patients,” Dr Lim said.
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