With pay disputes being the new black in Canberra, the anaesthetists of John James hospital have decided they’ll jump in too.
More than half of the hospital’s sleep-makers are refusing to work on call because the new management will not pay an extra on call allowance. This is mainly affecting the maternity and obstetrics department at the moment.
The director of anaesthetics at the hospital, Phillip Rylands, says the extra allowance is standard practice around the country.
One wonders, if this is something new brought in by the Little Company of Mary, how the anaethetists at Calvary are getting on.