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Medical Indemnity Crisis - Nice Words But No AnswersFri, 03 Oct 2003

A meeting this morning in Manly, Sydney between the Minister for Health (elect), the Hon Tony Abbot and the NSW Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Charles New produced nice words but no answers to the current crisis to the NSW public hospitals.... Read more

Surgical Waiting Lists - A Funding ProblemThu, 13 Feb 2003

"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).... Read more

NSW Orthopaedic Surgeons to Meet Over UMP LiquidationMon, 29 Apr 2002

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.... Read more

Surgeons Unable to Operate; Waiting Times Blow OutWed, 18 Oct 2000

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.... Read more

Emergency Patients Waiting Weeks for an Operation Says Sydney SurgeonFri, 07 Jul 2000

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.... Read more

Westmead Tells Hand Surgeon "Specialists Not Welcome"Wed, 02 Feb 2000

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 in Western Sydney. Westmead approached him in 1995 to join its orthopaedics department, as a specialist hand surgeon.... Read more

Health Bureaucracy Gone MadTue, 21 Dec 1999

Dr Greg Bruce, an Orthopaedic Surgeon currently serving in East Timor should be allowed to continue as an Honorary Surgeon at Mt Druitt and Blacktown public hospitals where he has worked for the past fifteen years for no payment.... Read more

Surgeons Call on MBF to Guarantee the Best Spare Parts for PatientsThu, 09 Sep 1999

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons today called on the chairman of MBF, Mr John Condie, to personally guarantee that MBF will meet in full the cost of any prostheses which an orthopaedic surgeons believes is the best quality replacement part for a patient undergoing surgery.... Read more