SA Pathology meetings on tomorrow (June 1st) for SA Pathology Staff

10:00 - 11:00 am     Lyell McEwan Hospital Room I.W.020
12:00 - 1:00 pm Women's and Children's Hospital Alan Crompton Boardroom, Samuel Way Building
1:30 - 2:30 pm Royal Adelaide Hospital Room 2.50, level 2, Eleanor Harrald Building
3:45 - 4:45 pm Flinders Medical Centre Lecture Theatre 2, Level 5, Flinders Medical Centre

Per SA Pathology's advice: "tomorrow's meetings are on paid time, subject to roster availability to ensure a safe continuity of service can be maintained."

Members and non-members are welcome to attend the meetings.

How important is public pathology?

Posted by Professionals Australia on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Protect Public Pathology

 

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Without a strong public sector the effectiveness of our medical science will decline, while the cost to the public will rise.

Public pathology does most of the work that private pathology doesn’t make money on, yet Minister Jack Snelling and the South Australian Government ignores this. In fact, they plan to cut hundreds of jobs from public pathology.

Our medical scientists tell us that such cuts will lead to lengthy waits for diagnosis, longer hospital stays, poor health outcomes and increases in repeat presentations for care.

We’re calling on the Minister, Jack Snelling, to stop these cuts and protect public pathology.

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Sign our petition here.

 

Why is this important?

SA Pathology is the backbone of public health in South Australia.

Pathology is involved in 70% of medical treatment decisions, and 60% of Australians will require pathology services at least once a year. Despite this, the South Australian Government wants to cut hundreds of jobs from your public pathology service.

When jobs are cut in pathology, people don’t just lose their jobs, diagnosis is delayed and South Australians will stay sicker for longer.

Our medical scientists study and diagnose diseases such as meningococcal and leukemia, and work directly with our doctors to better treat patients and find a cure. Pathology services are core to the delivery of an efficient functioning health service yet the South Australian Government plans to seriously compromise this by cutting hundreds of jobs.

Simply put, cutting 278 jobs from SA Pathology is dangerous, short sighted and will only result in costly delays in diagnosis. We know that the sooner a patient can be diagnosed, the quicker they can begin the right treatment plan and recover.

It is time for the Minister Jack Snelling to value medical science and protect public pathology.

 

What’s next?

Professionals Australia will be delivering the ‘Protect Public Pathology’ petition to Minister for Health, Jack Snelling.

In the meantime, if you would like to do more, you can contact your local MP. Click here find out how.

 

In the news

Nine News- SA Pathology cuts could delay diagnosis

ABC News- Pathology delay fears due to cost-cutting, union says

The Australian- SA Pathology cuts could delay diagnosis

News.com.au- SA Pathology cuts could delay diagnosis

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