SASMOA IS PROUD TO JOIN THE FIGHT FOR
PROPER STAFFING AND EQUIPMENT AT
SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
JOIN THE FIGHT FOR PROPER STAFFING AND EQUIPMENT AT YOUR WCH
The Women's and Children's Hospital has a proud history of providing outstanding services to the people of South Australia.
But that is now in the balance.
Critical services at the hospital are being understaffed and medical equipment is not being funded adequately.
The result is stressed and fatigued doctors, nurses and other staff, and services that are stretched to the limit - some at breaking point.
Already families are having to travel interstate for some services which should be provided at our Women's and Children.
Planning for a new hospital is moot if the services that can be offered are run down before any move.
It's time for the State Government to properly resource services and equipment at the Women's and Children's Hospital - follow the campaign below.
In October 2019, more than 200 doctors at the Women's and Children's Hospital signed a letter regarding under-resourcing at the Hospital and its effects on patients and health professionals. This short video tells some of their stories.
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David Bevan interviews Dr Steve Keeley & Dr David Pope on ABC Radio Adelaide's Morning Program (Monday 17 August 2020)
David Bevan interviews Dr Michael Yung about Paediatric Cardiology services on ABC Radio Adelaide's Morning Program (Monday 24 August 2020)
Leon Byner interviews Dr Michael Yung about Paediatric Cardiology services on the FIVEaa Morning Program (Thursday 27 August 2020)
David Bevan interviews doctors in response to comments by the SA Health CEO on ABC Radio Adelaide's Morning Program (Tuesday 8 September 2020)
SASMOA's Bernadette Mulholland outlines equipment needs at the WCH on ABC Radio Adelaide's Morning Program (Thursday 10 September 2020)
WCH ALLIANCE & PETITION
SASMOA’s concerns have sparked the creation of a new community group, called the “WCH Alliance”, headed by Professor John Svigos.
You can support the WCH Alliance by liking and sharing their Facebook Page and by encouraging people to obtain, distribute and sign a Petition at: https://www.facebook.com/WCHAlliance
Or you can download the Petition directly here: PETITION (PDF)