April 03, 2014

SenIor doctors at Caboolture hospital prepared to walk over contract disputes

The hospital emergency dept may close as a result of this dispute:
SENIOR doctors at Caboolture Hospital are prepared to walk en masse, angered by new contracts being pushed on to them by the State Government.

Senior medical officer (SMO) and staff specialist for the Caboolture Hospital Emergency department Mark Scott, who handed in his resignation last week said he wouldn't have contemplated it if it weren't for the new contracts.

Senior doctors say the individual contracts are unfair, stripping them of vital conditions such as fatigue management, allowing for unfair dismissal and placed patient safety at risk.

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