Details of a letter to management from registrars at the Launceston General Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) were revealed yesterday.
The letter has doctors claiming the ED is unsafe for patients, that patients are dying unnecessarily, and doctors are being forced to give sub-optimal care.
AMA Tasmania President Dr Helen McArdle says it’s very rare for doctors to speak out publicly like this with their concerns.
Listen as Dr McArdle joins Aaron Stevens this morning to discuss the letter.
Following this, Labor Member for Bass, Michelle O’Byrne joins Aaron to discuss the serious concerns raised in the letter, and what needs to be done to remedy these issues.