A word from our Founder

     “Medical Error Action Group is the depository of an extraordinary number of medical treatment blunders and the scale of it is astonishing. 

     Doctors, give us a break — stick to practising on bunnies until you get it right before you get on to us.”

                                                                         …Lorraine Long

LORRAINE LONG, founder of Medical Error Action Group, is Australia’s first and foremost advocate on medical error – someone of outstanding courage, tenacity, perception and fight. Lorraine has the background that proves it. She has first hand experience in medical error, patient deaths and injuries, coronial systems, hospital systems, government cover-ups, failures of justice, and the plight of people affected by medical error.

FEATURED EXPERT IN THE MEDIA: Lorraine Long has appeared numerous times on ABC Four Corners, Lateline, Stateline, The 7.30 Report, Compass, Health Dimensions, ABC Radio AM, PM, ABC The World Today, The Law Report; Radio 2GB Alan Jones, Ray Hadley; Channel 7 Real Life, Today Tonight, Sunday Night; Channel 9 Sunday, A Current Affair, 60 Minutes, Today; Channel 10 News at Five, 9am with David & Kim, 6.30 with George Negus, The Project; SBS TV Insight; BBC Panorama, BBC, ITV UK, TAFF PRO7 Germany, and a multitude of radio and television news bulletins nationally and internationally.

Such is Lorraine’s insight into the importance of linking coronial data nationally and internationally that she was invited to make the Opening Address to the “National Forum on Coronial Information”.  She has also given talks in public hospitals to young and specialist doctors.

The “Butcher of Baulkham Hills and Bega” scandal was years of monitoring before Lorraine took the exposé to investigative journalist Ross Coulthart who, together with producer Nick Farrow, went on to win 3 “Walkleys” for excellence in journalism and a story that made a difference.  The doctor was eventually jailed.  

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2008.04.04 Acting against error | Australian Doctor