Hos­pi­tal warned on train­ing

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - DAVID BENIUK

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.

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