Job cuts? Let us know
The AMA (WA) is seeking information on budget cuts in the public health sector and what these will mean for a loss of jobs and the consequent impact on patient care.
From public reports to date and the extremely limited information provided on this matter by the Health Minister, these cuts have the potential to see a large reduction in staff and a consequent negative impact on patient care.
It is extremely difficult for us to obtain reliable information from Government or the Department, which we suspect is a deliberate strategy to implement these cuts while keeping the public in the dark on their extent or likely impact.
Once we have a clear picture of the extent of these cuts the AMA (WA) will begin a media and community campaign to bring the reality to the attention of the public.
It is also our intention to ensure the Department follows its industrial obligations, and if necessary we will take matters to the Industrial Commission.
The AMA (WA) needs to hear from you. We need to know exactly what is being said either to you, your Departments, CSA’s, RMO Societies or other groups that you may be involved with. We need to know any information about cuts to jobs, training positions, and patient services and any examples of where patient safety is being compromised.
If you are a Doctor In Training, we welcome any comments about any implications these cuts will have on training, and what will happen to your training if you are not re-appointed.
Please be assured that all information provided to us will be held in the strictest confidence, and will NOT be shared with either the Health Department or the State Government.
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