Technology should not replace doctors and nurses

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New technology to improve deteriorating patient flow at the Canberra Hospital is welcomed but should not replace human systems, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. The Canberra Hospital is due to receive Electronic Patient Journey Boards to address chronic blockages … Continued

Mental health services under pressure

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An external review into Canberra’s mental health services has identified areas of concern that I have been raising with the Green-Labor government for a very long time. As I have repeatedly stressed, there are chronic staff shortages in the Adult … Continued

Minister Fitzharris oversees worsening ED waiting times

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Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has not improved dangerously long waiting times at ACT public hospital emergency departments, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Figures released by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine reveal excessive overcrowding at The Canberra Hospital is … Continued

Dangerous directive to GPs due to poor planning

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Canberra doctors are being urged not to send patients to the Canberra Hospital emergency department due to “very high levels of service demand and patient acuity”. An “important message” to GPs is asking them to consider treatment pathways and referral … Continued

Office for Mental Health was not worth the wait

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The long-overdue Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing was not worth the wait, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “I am completely underwhelmed by Minister Rattenbury’s long-awaited solution to issues in Canberra’s mental health system,” Mrs Dunne said. “It has … Continued

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