Rural hospitals bungling

Divide over hearings in rural and regional healthcare

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Over the past several months, the New South Wales parliament has been holding hearings on rural and regional healthcare.  An inquiry was set up last year to look at the challenges smaller communities face when accessing health services.

A new survey conducted by the Bureau of Health Information and released by NSW Ministry of Health reveals how rural patients feel about their quality of care.

Lorraine Long is the founder of Medical Error Action Group and made a submission to the health inquiry.  She spoke with ABC NewsRadio’s Thomas Oriti about her views on regional care in New South Wales.

 

Read the Sydney Morning Herald’s story by Carrie Fellner:
Hospital ‘booted out’ patients in the middle of the night in their pyjamas

 

    

Read The Land 14 June 2021 and and see Queensland has a far better health system.  Queensland country is part of Queensland.  New South Wales, with more people, doesn’t have same thinking or application.  Tell The Land your story or tell us:

Doctor shortage:  Are you seeing a looming problem in rural areas?

 

Read the ABC News Mid North Coast Kerrin Thomas’ story:

Disgraced gynaecologist Emil Gayed continued to operate due to inadequate oversight, regional health inquiry hears

 

     What happened, Minister?

 

AUSTRALIA’S RURAL TOWNS – THIS IS WHAT NSW HEALTH DEPT CALLS CARE

Health care in country areas is not up to capital city standards.

Watch out! Speak up! You’re next.

You may need your rural hospital one day and you need to speak up now to see it improves and continually improves. You won’t offend your town, you will save its people.

Here’s just a few examples of maladministration and poor patient care:

DUBBO, NEW SOUTH WALES

From a walk at Manly to amputation – hospitals ‘putting lives at risk’

No food or Panadol: anger over ‘third world’ conditions before hospital death

COBAR, NEW SOUTH WALES

A hospital turned him away three times. Then 2.5m of his bowel ‘died’.

MARYBOROUGH, VICTORIA

Maryborough Hospital alleged maternity safety breaches linked to potentially avoidable death of unborn baby