[LINK] Power failure lasting 36 hours cripples hospital care

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed May 6 09:51:52 EST 2009


At 09:36 AM 6/05/2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>The chief executive of Sydney West Area Health Service, Steven Boyages,
>said hospital blackouts that lasted more than 30 to 60 minutes were
>unacceptable, but the Health Minister, John Della Bosca, insisted
>patients were not put at risk. "At no time was there any threat to
>patient care or safety," he said yesterday.

The minister was just damn lucky.

Scenario in 10 years or so when all the hard copy docs and nurses are 
out of the system:
Gen X doctor: what's film?

Jan



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