No pressure on health officials to rush PCH opening: AMA (WA)

No pressure on health officials to rush PCH opening: AMA (WA)


Friday 30 June 2017

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The Australian Medical Association (WA) today called on the State Government to guarantee that no health official would be pressured to approve the opening of Perth’s new Children’s Hospital before it was completely safe.

 

“The AMA (WA) has consistently been of the view that the hospital should not be opened until the building and all services within it, including water quality, are totally safe and not a moment before,” President Dr Omar Khorshid said.

 

“There could be a temptation to pressure health officials to give approval before health standards have been met.”

 

“We can understand the keenness of the State Government to see the new hospital open. In fact we share that excitement. But the goal posts should not be moved in an effort to accelerate approval.”

 

“The AMA (WA) once again makes it clear the new Perth Children’s Hospital must not be opened before receiving full and proper approval from WA’s Chief Health Officer. “No Australian health or building standards should be reduced in order to give approval,” Dr Khorshid said.

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