They too are facing a shortage of physicians...especially in the ER area...BD
"It is demoralising for emergency physicians to come back for their next shift to find a patient still on a trolley," Dr Mountain said.
Media reports of a crisis in NSW public hospital emergency departments are indicative of a bigger nation-wide problem, according to the AMA.
Emergency Physician representative on the AMA Federal Council, Dr David Mountain, said that until recently all Australian governments have ignored the medical workforce, particularly medical training.
Dr Mountain said everybody has suddenly realised there is a shortage of doctors and decided to increase student numbers, but you cannot train a new medical workforce overnight.