Calvary medical doctors shocked and indignant, says AMA

Calvary Public Hospital. Photograph: Lily Move

SENIOR medical doctors at Calvary Public Hospital are shocked, dismayed and indignant on the ACT authorities’s plans to forcibly purchase the hospital. 

“There’s a basic feeling that senior medical employees have been disrespected on this complete course of thus far,” mentioned Prof Walter Abhayaratna, AMA ACT President. 

He mentioned that whereas the federal government had been concentrating on the bricks and mortar, the senior medical doctors felt excluded from a course of that ought to have included them.

The overwhelming message from a gathering of the medicos was that senior medical doctors and different employees had been ignored by the ACT authorities and given no alternative for session or to warn towards the errors the federal government was making. 

“Lots of the senior medical doctors who met with us have supplied lengthy and, in some instances, multi-decade service to Calvary and the residents of Canberra,” Prof Abhayaratna mentioned. 

“They should be revered however as an alternative they had been expressing their shock, dismay, and anger on the ACT authorities’s transfer,’ 

“One factor was clear on the assembly – the senior medical doctors had been indignant at being disrespected and wished to inform the ACT authorities that they’ve set a horrible precedent. 

“However what can be clear is the necessity for CPHB to proceed to supply providers to their customers, regardless of all that has gone on. 

“AMA ACT and the Calvary medical doctors know solely too properly the calls for which might be being made on our healthcare system at the moment and the way stretched issues are. 

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“We name on the ACT authorities to fix fences with the senior medical doctors at Calvary and as a part of that we have now written to the Well being Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith. Our letter calls on the federal government to deal with clinicians respectfully, undertake cautious and in depth session and supply certainty and stability to the senior medical employees.” 

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Ian Meikle, editor