MEAG at the forefront

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

Our exposés have featured in all media —

Television

     

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION AUSTRALIA

ABC TV “FOUR CORNERS”

  • R. Emergency Roulette, Oct 1995 — Mick O’Donnell, reporter
  • Hospital Emergency, Sept 1996
  • Dead and Buried, July 1998 — Andrew Fowler, reporter
  • Adverse Outcomes, Feb 2001
  • Killed By Care, July 2006

 

ABC TV “HEALTH DIMENSIONS”

  • Doctor-Patient Communication, Oct 2001

 

ABC TV “COMPASS”

  • A Blaming and Claiming Society, Nov 2001

 

ABC TV “7.30 REPORT”

  • The Danger in Australian Hospitals, March 2002; April, June, Aug 2004
  • Australians tell of breast implant ruptures, Jan 2012

ABC TV “LATELINE”

  • The Medical Indemnity ‘Crisis’ – A Common Sense Plan To Get Out Of The Whole Mess, April 2002
  • Tony Jones talks to Lorraine Long

 

ABC TV “STATELINE”

  • Hospital deaths inquiry inadequate, Nov 2003
  • Dead and Buried, Aug 2007
  • The week in Bega, Mar 2008

 

ABC RADIO “THE LAW REPORT”

  • Coroners’ Death-Defying Decisions, Oct 2000

 

ABC RADIO “AUSTRALIA TALKS BACK”

  • Medical Indemnity, Dec 2000
  • Hospital Safety, Aug 2001

 

ABC RADIO “AM”

ABC RADIO “PM”

ABC RADIO “THE WORLD TODAY”

 

NINE TELEVISION NETWORK AUSTRALIA “SUNDAY” Investigative Affairs

  • Death By Bad Medicine, July 1999
  • Some Doctors Make You Sick, May 2000
  • Medical Secrecy, Oct 2001
  • A Hospital’s Secret, Apr 2002
  • Tainted Blood, Nov 2002 — Helen Dalley, reporter
  • Junkie Doctor, Nov 2003
  • Hospitals In Crisis, Feb 2004
  • Who Watches the Doctors? Feb 2008 — Ross Coulthart, reporter
  • The Butcher of Bega: Australia’s worst medical disaster? Mar 2008 — Ross Coulthart, reporter
  • Questions surround the Butcher of Bega over deaths, May 2008 — Ross Coulthart, reporter

 

NINE TELEVISION NETWORK AUSTRALIA “A CURRENT AFFAIR” Current Affairs

  • Accidental Deaths …Fatal Flaws In Our Hospitals, May, Nov 2000; July 2004; June 2005
  • Nambour Hospital Baby Deaths, Aug, Sept 2001
  • Queensland Health Rights Commission, Sept 2001
  • Drug-Addicted Doctors, March, Apr, June 2006; July 2007
  • Hay and Griffith hospital blunders, April 2009
  • Many more, lost count..
  • What to ask before going to hospital, May 2014
  • Elderly patients discarded, March 2017
  • Recurring guest…

 

NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA “60 MINUTES”

  • Condition Critical, Nov 2003
  • Outbreak, June 2005

 

SEVEN NETWORK AUSTRALIA “TODAY TONIGHT”

  • Medical fiascos out west, Jan 1998;
  • Hospital Disasters, Jan 1998; Apr 2000
  • Recurring guest…

GERMAN TV “TAFF PRO7″                              

  • Medical Negligence Down Under, Nov 2002

 

SBS TV AUSTRALIA “INSIGHT”

  • Condition Critical, May 2004
  • Doctor Accountability, Apr 2008
  • State of Emergency, Sept 2009

 

NETWORK TEN AUSTRALIA “THE PROJECT”

  • Sick doctors not good for sick patients, July 2015

 

Print media features

 

THE AGE, MELBOURNE, “INSIGHT: INVESTIGATIONS”

  • Fatal Care: Errors Exposed, Nov Dec 1999; May 2000; Feb 2002
  • How Our Public Hospitals Hide Their Blunders, Nov 1999
  • After Death Comes The Struggle For The Truth, Nov 1999
  • When Death Brings Down the Curtain, Nov 1999
  • These are the figures the hospitals didn’t want you to see, Nov, Dec 1999; Feb 2002
  • The Flaws of Death, Dec 1999
  • A Patient Looks for Truth and the Onus of Care, Dec 1999
  • It’s a War on Germs, Feb 2000
  • Duty of Care Falls Short, Feb 2000
  • Super Bug Infects 33 Babies, Feb 2000
  • Plus too much to list…

 

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, SYDNEY

  • Hospitals In Crisis, 2002 – 2008 running series

 

THE BULLETIN

  • Broken Trust, 17 Aug 2004
  • The Abominable Dr Patel, 14 June 2005
  • Emergency Call Bad Medicine, 5 Sep 2006
  • Emergency Call Response, 12 Sep 2006

 

READER’S DIGEST

Jaxson’s Story, July 2005

 

WHO

  • Medical Disasters, 13 Nov 1995
  • Bitter Pills, 22 Nov 2004
  • Bad Medicine, 14 July 2008

 

AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR

  • Collateral Damage, March 2008
  • Graeme Reeves: Secrets and Lies, March 2008
  • The lay media have described them as an independent health watchdog, but who are the Medical Error Action Group? 28 Mar 2008
  • The long way round – Founder of Medical Error Action Group, Lorraine Long, has no beef with doctors, 4 Apr 2008
  • Acting Against Error, 4 Apr 2008
  • The case of disgraced obstetrician Graeme Reeves has brought a patient lobby group into the media spotlight, 4 Apr 2008
  • A decade of campaigning against medical error, 4 Apr 2008

 

MEDICAL OBSERVER

  • Ending the silence, 11 Mar 2008
  • NSW Medical Board may face lawsuit, 13 Mar 2008
  • Law to force docs to dob in peers, 14 Mar 2008
  • Audit of conditional practice ordered, 14 Mar 2008
  • Medical standards scrutiny, 20 Mar 2008
  • Dr Shame: Who’s to blame, 28 Mar 2008

 

MADISON

  • Heroin, Coke & Dope: The Shocking Reality of Doctors on Drugs, Oct 2006
  • Bad Medicine, June 2010
  • Butcher of Bega: How his crimes went unnoticed, Aug 2011

 

Publicity is the soul of justice

Far from complete, this list gives you some idea of the reach of Medical Error Action Group’s awareness message through media around Australia and overseas.

The bad news stories

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