To us, the most important thing that could be done by those supposedly caring for the welfare of those dealing with the healthcare professions in NSW and Australia would be to try and ensure that every bit of information that might influence them to use or not use a particular health care professional was made readily available as soon as possible.
(If they chose not to make use of this information, that would be up to them. You can’t help those who won’t help themselves – at least a little bit.)
(Someone once said, “Brumbies from the bush don’t win Melbourne Cups very often. If you want to pick horses that are likely to win Melbourne Cups, study their track records.”)
In fact this is a million miles away from happening as indicated by articles in the media just in the last week.
For instance Dr Oliver James Brown was so negligent in carrying out an operation on a 61 year old patient, and so negligent in her aftercare that she died within 4 days, described as a completely preventable death, and this was in 2008, and more than seven and a half years later there’s nothing on his AHPRA’s Registers of Practitioners entry, or on the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission’s website to warn anybody about his.
And, of course, there would be nothing on the website of a ratbag organisation like the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists about this. In fact Dr Brown is able to continue to claim that he is a Fellow of this organisation, (the FRANZCOG qualification,) and does so, no doubt trying to impress those who are stupid enough to believe that if they deal with someone with this qualification that they won’t end up dealing with someone as bad as Dr Brown. Organisation like this just don’t care.