I work in hepatology at the RBWH. I couldn’t hope to work with a more caring or dedicated team of specialist physicians and to say this is just about money is a total misrepresentation of the truth. I can see what this is doing to our health system and it is devastating. Contracts that link KPIs that directly relate treatment decisions with pay cuts are unethical. The media coverage and hense the public perception of what the dispute is really about is a farce. The flow on effects of the resignations that will and are happening will cause massive disruption to our health system.
I believe the doctors contracts are just the beginning of a roll out of work contracts throughout Qld and probably Australia.
I fully support the doctors.