Vale Sally Crossing

Vale Sally Crossing

Vale Sally Crossing Introduction Sally Crossing was a tireless advocate for better cancer management, more consumer involvement in treatments and more accountability of the medical profession. She argued that health is no different to any other industry, and whether...
Nurse whistleblowers

Nurse whistleblowers

Nursing whistle blowers Toni Hoffernam is a senior nurse who blew the whistle on surgeon Mr Jayant Patel while working at Bundaberg hospital, in Queensland. She originally began to raise doubts about the ability of Mr Patel after a high number of patients experienced...
Why Wikihospitals?

Why Wikihospitals?

Why Wikihospitals? The death and injury rate of Australian health care errors is estimated to be 9 times the national road toll. Yet there is no national collection of statistics, no analysis of causes and no strategy to identify, publish and reduce errors. In stark...
In defense of Norman Swan

In defense of Norman Swan

The recent 4 Corners program called ‘Wasted’ was a big step forward for Australia. This country lags behind other Western societies, who have been publicly debating fraud and waste in health care for some years. The winners of this misspent money are the...
Australian’s have courage

Australian’s have courage

Australians have courage. Especially under fire The small Gallipoli peninsula lies quietly on the western edge of Turkey, facing the blue Mediterranean sea. A hundred years ago it staged one of the most bloody and cruel massacres of the first world war. At...