Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Three New Doctors Are Coming And So Is Christmas

According to an article in the Blue Mountains Gazette today, the “staffing problems” at Katoomba hospital which have closed five of the Mental Health Beds at the hospital will be resolved by Christmas:

Katoomba Hospital bed closures

7/10/2009 3:00:00 PM

One third of the beds in Katoomba Hospital’s new mental health unit remain closed due to a staff shortage on the eve of National Mental Health Awareness Week, but Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) insists it is in the process of resolving the problem by Christmas…......A spokesperson from SWAHS acknowledged last Friday a shortage of doctors resulted in a reduction of patients who can be treated safely in the unit in recent months. “Katoomba Hospital is in the process of appointing three new medical staff to work in the mental health unit and they are expected to commence work before the end of December.”
To help SWAHS stay on track with this promise, we have provided the following countdown to 11am on Christmas Eve:

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The Countdown started with 77 days to go.
We thought we'd countdown to 11am on Christmas Eve because that way, if the counter reaches zero and the three doctors haven't materialized, they will still have six hours on Christmas Eve before home time to employ them.


  1. Delaying appointing new hospital staff is a tactic used all over the world.
    Check this news item (only 2 days old) from Canada:

  2. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u
    doctors online


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