Category Archives: ACT health

When ideology and election cycles determine health policy – and patientcare deteriorates.


Meet Jimmy. A nice young man living in Canberra with a good, above average, income. And he has a wealthy father who cares deeply about him. Jimmy has the common cold and feels a bit off. He really cannot go … Continue reading

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Don Quixote de la Canberra


The ongoing saga of trying to create public awareness of the massive waste of money represented by the ACT Government funded Nurse-led Walk in Clinics has finally, after literally years of campaigning, led to an article in our local Canberra … Continue reading

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The true cost of the ACT Taxpayer funded Nurse-Led Walk-In Clinics


I have been rallying for several years about the incredibly wasteful political exercise that the ACT Health Department has been running in the form an increasing number of fully tax-payer funded Nurse-led Walk-In Clinics. This resulted in an open letter … Continue reading

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The Good Life aka being a Rich, Greedy GP in Canberra


I find myself pondering on how the Media and the Public perceive Canberra’s GP workforce. As Scientists medical practitioners are taught to deal with facts and not with anecdotes so let’s review the facts: Who is the typical Canberran? According to … Continue reading

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An open letter to the ACT Minister for Health


Dear Minister Fitzharris Over the recent past I have been sending you letters and you have not answered them. I sent those letters as an ACT Taxpayer, a small businessowner and as a General Practioner. One would have assumed that … Continue reading

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An exercise in wasting precious health resources


In case anyone wondered where those millions being spent on the ACT Government Nurse-led Walk-in Clinics are going. Source: ACT Health They are being used to treat colds. Yes you read right – 1/3 of all patient seen are there … Continue reading

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The GP Clinic owned and funded by the ACT Health Department


Sounds bizarre doesn’t it ? But let’s think about it. Currently we have two Nurse-Led walk in clinics that ACT Government funds with plans for another 11 million Dollars clinic in the near future and another two down the track. … Continue reading

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