MEAG at the forefront

85 synchronized-inert Health Ministers later — still 1 Medical Error Action Group!

Our exposés have featured in all media —

Action continues …

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; 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; SKY News; 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 junior 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 to televise who, together with producer Nick Farrow, went on to win 3 “Walkleys” for excellence in journalism and a story that made a difference.  As for criminal “butcher” Graeme Stephen Reeves, he was eventually jailed for a paltry period.

Lorraine, a formidable proponent of patient safety, is also the author and co-author of a large number of reports on medical error and hospital system failures.  The United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. National Patient Safety Foundation sought such reports.    

See Reports & Submissions.

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