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​For Updates on Enterprise Bargaining negotiations, please visit our Enterprise Bargaining page. Other news & updates are below. 

  • Listen: It’s time for SA Health to get real about staffing in our hospitals (audio)

  • KordaMentha Tranche 2 Savings Plan, CALHN Elective Surgery, plus TQEH consultation documents (Member Update - 12 May 2021)(PDF)

  • Flinders Medical Centre suffers overcrowding "disasters" more than ever - ABC Radio Breakfast (4 May 2021)

  • ‘Unprecedented’: clinicians report 139 people waiting in hospital EDs - InDaily, 9 News (3 May 2021)

  • WCH doctors in 'revolt' over plan - The Advertiser (30 April 2021)

  • Clinicians from as many as nine different departments at the Women's and Children's Hospital are refusing to sign off on the government's design brief for a new hospital - 9 News (29 April)

  • Clinicians critical of new Women's and Children's Hospital plan due to bed shortage concerns - ABC Online​ (29 April 2021)

  • 'House of cards': Govt extends WCH consultation amid clinician warnings - InDaily (29 April 2021)

  • Emergency department overcrowding at the Women's and Children's "the worst it's ever been" - 9 News (21 April 2021)

  • Medical Emergency - SA Weekend Magazine (17 April 2021)(PDF)

  • Mental Health Crisis - The Advertiser, 16 April 2021 (PDF)

  • SafeWork SOS: Inquiry call over RAH emergency department - InDaily (15 April 2021)

  • SA doctors consider class action for 'wage theft' - InDaily (24 March 2021)

  • ASMOF (SA Branch) elections (17 March 2021)(link)

  • Nominations open for SASMOA Council (11 March 2021)(link)

  • Doctors ordered to discharge patients from hospital before ready: union - 9 March 2021 (InDaily, The Advertiser, 10 News, 9 News, 7 News)

  • Premature baby's critical surgery cancelled due to budget constraints - 5 March 2021 (10 News, 9 News, 7 News, ABC online

  • Australian Medical Council online workshops for medical professionals from March to June 2021 (link

  • Watch: Ambulance report highlights unacceptable delays - 13 February 2021 (9 News)  

  • CALHN Member Update - 8 January 2021 (Member Update)

  • Superannuation Survey - 6 January 2021 (Member Update - PDF, Survey Summary - PDF)

  • Doctors for Doctors Workshop - Saturday 7 November (more information

  • Read, Watch - Concerns raised about WCH cancer services (InDaily, ABC Online, 9 News, 7 News, 10 News, The Advertiser

  • Read, Watch - Lack of paediatric cardiac service linked to deaths of four babies at WCH (20 & 21 October 2020) - InDaily, ABC online9 News, 7 News, 10 News, ABC TV News (at 8 min 40), Sky News Australia, The Advertiser, The Project )

  • SASMOA gives evidence at Select Committee into Health Services in SA (20 October 2020 - transcript

  • Read - Angry doctors slam 'unethical' and 'harmful' RAH mental health services (InDaily - 29 Sept 2020)(link)

  • Watch - Outdated equipment being used at the Women's and Children's Hospital is putting lives at risk according to the doctor's union (28 Sept 2020) - Ten News

  • SASMOA launches Fatigue Scan for Members (link)

  • Read - MEDIA RELEASE: Doctors’ Union to target wage theft, fatigue, workloads & work/life balance in negotiations starting today (22 September 2020)(PDF)

  • Read & Watch - Emergency Departments in crisis because of lack of resourcing (14 & 15 September 2020) - The Advertiser, 9 News, ABC Online

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Critical services at the Women's and Children's Hospital are being understaffed and medical equipment is not being funded adequately. It's time for the State Government to properly resource services and equipment at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

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Just like any person doctors can experience the full range of mental health issues - anxiety, depression, burnout, fear, anger and more. CrazySocks4Docs aims to raise awareness of mental health issues experienced by doctors and make it OK to talk about them. It is also an opportunity to raise some funds this year for doctor-specific mental health projects.