Hospital warned on training
ANAESTHETISTS have given the North West Regional Hospital another week to address concerns or have training accreditation withdrawn.
The profession last month threatened to become the third this year to pull or downgrade training from a Tasmanian hospital.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) claimed a poor culture at the Burnie and Mersey campuses of the NWRH was putting health and safety of trainees at risk. ANZCA gave the hospital until last Friday to address the concerns.
“Discussions between the college and the Tasmanian Health Service to date have been encouraging and we are hopeful of a resolution by the end of next week,” an ANZCA statement said.
The NWRH would be the first nationally to have its accreditation stripped in 15 years if the action went ahead.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists withdrew training accreditation from the Royal Hobart Hospital in August.
In January, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians downgraded training at the Launceston General Hospital.