PMH review and recommendations welcomed

PMH review and recommendations welcomed

Friday 9 June 2017


The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the Report into the Morale and Engagement of Clinical Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, and urged the State Government and CAHS Board to implement all of its recommendations.


“The Report confirms the concerns of doctors and other medical professionals at PMH raised by the AMA (WA) both in the media and during private meetings with the Government,” AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said today.


“It makes it clear that these issues include morale, access to leave and engagement of clinical staff at the hospital.”


“The Report outlines there is a genuine commitment to patient care from staff at all levels of the hospital, however patient care could be jeopardised if conditions at the hospital remained unchanged.


“The review recommends an immediate change in leadership style, immediate addressing of human resources issues such as access to leave, as well as an open and honest acknowledgement of the current situation.


“Therefore, it is vital that Board take the findings and recommendations of this review seriously, and implement the recommendations as quickly as possible.


“While the Board has attempted to address some of the issues plaguing the hospital over the past 12 months, not enough has been done.


“Staff have remained overworked, unable to access leave, and most damning of all unable to voice their concerns to senior management due to fear of retribution.


“This is vindication for all consultants and junior doctors who have been doing it tough at PMH, and we hope that this damning review is the catalyst for a much-needed culture change at PMH,” Dr Khorshid said.


To view the final report, please click here.

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