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Abortion hating doctors to flee Calvary?

By johnboy 27 April 2009 43

Fundamentally the current arrangements at Calvary Hospital are insane. The ACT taxpayer should not be building an expanded hospital which has to be governed by the religious teaching of any one faith.

So having resolved the question as to whether the Government should be buying Calvary Hospital in the affirmative, everything else is detail.

But that hasn’t stopped a Catholic tide of PR ferreting raising all manner of “problems” beyond the wit of man to solve. I imagine the Catholics of Canberra have quite enjoyed being able to impose their views on the community so far, but all things come to an end.

The latest to get a run in the Canberra Times is the terrible fear that the obstetricians will all flee in terror and revulsion should abortions be performed anywhere in their vicinity.

Boohoo. Who wants to bet that:

a) It will be a very small number who go through with it and resign?
b) We won’t be able to hire more who otherwise might prefer to practice real medicine and not the sawn down Catholic variety?

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gun street girl 6:28 pm 28 Apr 09

justbands said :

Second visit was after a rather nasty accident to my finger. Whilst they were happy to try to help me this time, they were unable. Their exact words after a brief examination were “That’s really bad, you’re going to have to go to a real hospital”. So, off to Woden/Canberra hospital for some microsurgery & all was fine. I should point out that my brother had the same experience when he had a suspected heart attack last year….”straight to Woden!” they told him.

That’s a reflection on the different casemixes and specialties available in each hospital. TCH is a specialty only hospital (so you are admitted under a specialist team, such as oncology, gastroenterology, etc), whereas Calvary offers a “general” medical intake. Subspecialties (and the infrastructure required to support their existence) are concentrated at TCH – so acute heart attacks needing primary angioplasty, for instance, come across the lake rather than going to Calvary, or transfer soon after. Similarly, plastic surgery is concentrated at TCH, which is why Calvary sent you there.

monomania 5:51 pm 28 Apr 09

I imagine that it is quite possible to believe in God and the hippocratic oath and be a competent proctologist or gastroenterologist at the same time.

Jim Jones 2:48 pm 28 Apr 09

monomania said :

which means Jim Jones, it is quite probable that your next medical procedure will be carried out by someone you deride.

What are they gonna do, lay hands on me and pray that that I’m healed through the force of their mighty invisible sky god?

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