AMA(SA) President calls for 'line in the sand' to stop bullying
13 September 2019
Australian Medical Association (SA) President Dr Chris Moy has demanded that 'bullying must stop' in South Australian health workforces.
Dr Moy told a Parliamentary Committee investigating fatigue and bullying in South Australia workplaces that causes of bullying included a lack of leadership and the under-resourcing of workplaces where people - especially junior doctors - were forced to work unreasonable hours.
He said the AMA(SA) would stage a 'bullying summit' to investigate the causes and widespread impacts of bullying, and to recommend changes across the health system.
'Bullying occurs because the culture and the workload aren't right. Fix these and most of the bad behaviour goes away,' Dr Moy said.
Dr Moy's statement to the Committee can be read below.