#291 Media wrap: Acute health system in crisis

28 April 2021

A crisis is occurring across Australian health care systems, evidenced by acutely worsening access block and subsequent overcrowding in emergency departments.

AMA Victoria is conducting stakeholder engagement, consultation with members and advocacy to government on this issue. 

AMA Victoria Board member and ED physician, Dr Sarah Whitelaw has conducted media on this issue during the past week:

www.3aw.com.au/why-victorias-emergency-departments-are-at-breaking-point/

omny.fm/shows/sky-news-paul-murray-live/paul-murray-live-thursday-22nd-april (from 1:09:35)

www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/drive/drive/13304906 (from 2.07 hours)

www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-genuine-moment-of-crisis-mental-health-patients-wait-days-in-emergency-wards-20210223-p5751g.html

www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-woman-dies-waiting-more-than-six-hours-for-ambulance-20210423-p57lvj.html

Please contact Lewis Horton, AMA Victoria’s Communication and Advocacy Officer, if you’d like to provide feedback - LewisH@amavic.com.au

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