Aged care royal commission hears of staff shortages in Melbourne’s private hospitals, despite increasing demand
As the royal commission into the nation’s hospitals looks forward to the public hearing that will begin next month, some key staff members are speaking out.
Key points: A staff shortage of about 840 nurses is the reason there are only 515 hospital beds in the public sector hospitals
Many have been let go for long periods of time due to staff shortages
There are fears health department staff will not be ready to accept the high-profile role
There are fears staff shortages in the Victorian public hospitals have led to staff being used on fewer days than required and are leading to staff having to take part in lower-performing hospital programmes.
As a result, the state’s public health chief Simon Stevens has warned doctors working in the state’s public hospitals could n더킹카지노eed to make changes.
He is due to speak publicly about the public health crisis facing some staff when the royal commission hears of these concerns and what he has heard from a number of medical professionals.
Mr Stevens was appointed chair of the Royal Commission into health in January, and on Tuesday will address the public hearing of the state public health commissioner.
Mr Stevens is a senior lecturer in medicine at the Queensland University of Technology’s medical school.
He will be speaking about his research into the problems that doctors in the Victorian public hospitals have faced.
What he has seen in terms of doctors being used on fewer days than necessary and having to take part in lower-performing hospital programmes
He told the Victorian Public Health Association, in an interview, that he is worried that the government would be making decisions about doctors that would have little effect on their employment.
“There is an expectation here that there will be a higher quality of work at my level of expertise in medicine so that I can provide professional services to the public,” Dr Stevens said.
“I know there is a pressure from some people on me to be a strong advocate that there should be a commitment from the state to take care of our hospitals and that I am expected to be here to provide that.
“There has been a lot of talk about it. One of the things I think has been said is that the hospital system is under a lot of pressure. I’m sure those are the concerns raised by the public health association.”
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