The Economy and the Health Budget

2017-11-06T19:02:50+11:00April 12th, 2013|Resources|

A presentation to ASOS by Roger Kilham (Director, Kilham Consulting) This is a summary document. A pdf copy of the original document with graphics and full text is available for download Review: 25th Anniversary of the Doctor's Dispute:economy_health_budget Today I'll chat about the world economy, the Australian economy, the Federal [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letter

2018-01-23T12:39:59+11:00September 22nd, 2009|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons are being called on by the National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Gary Speck, to sign an open letter to Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon raising concerns about the future of primary healthcare. The letter written by Dr Kerri Parnell, Editor-in-Chief of Australian Doctor, [...]

Surgeons tell Ms Roxon to Stay Out of Operating Theatre

2017-11-06T19:12:12+11:00August 25th, 2009|News|

"Sermons by Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon concerning choice of joint replacement are unhelpful and inaccurate", Chairman of Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. Dr Speck rejected the claim attributed to Ms Roxon in today's Australian "that 99% of the patients receiving artificial joints [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Slashed at Sydney and Sutherland Hospitals

2017-11-06T18:52:56+11:00September 3rd, 2005|News|

"The decision to reduce the number of orthopaedic surgeons from 6 to 3 (+ 1 trainee) at Sydney Hospital and not to re-appoint 2 experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Sutherland Hospital was short-sighted and bad for patients who work, visit or live in the inner city and Sutherland Shire", NSW Chairman [...]

Surgeons Unable to Operate; Waiting Times Blow Out

2017-11-06T18:41:48+11:00October 18th, 2000|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons in Australia are being denied access to operating theatres in public hospitals and waiting times for surgery are blowing out as a result, a leading doctors group claimed today. A survey of 550 orthopaedic surgeons carried out by the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that Australian orthopaedic [...]

Westmead Tells Hand Surgeon “Specialists Not Welcome”

2017-11-06T18:35:27+11:00February 2nd, 2000|News|

An experienced hand surgeon at Westmead hospital has been sacked because he wants to specialise in hand surgery. Forty year old Dr David Dilley who studied hand surgery for 12 months at the world famous Louisville, Kentucky Kleinert Hand Surgery Unit, is one of only two full-time specialist hand surgeons [...]

Health Bureaucracy Gone Mad

2017-11-06T18:06:26+11:00December 21st, 1999|News|

Dr Greg Bruce, an Orthopaedic Surgeon currently serving in East Timor should be allowed to continue as an Honorary Surgeon at Mt Druitt and Blacktown public hospitals where he has worked for the past fifteen years for no payment. Dr Bruce was told in two lines of a short letter [...]