Childish doctors slammed for bullying at major hospital

Doctors are engaging in a childish and dangerous culture of bullying and infighting - putting patients at risk - at Adelaide's largest hospital, according to a scathing new report.

A 12-month progress report tabled in the state parliament highlights bullying between doctors, derogatory behaviour and "unprecedented" dysfunction presenting genuine risk to patient care.

"Evidence presented to us raised serious concerns about clinical performance, organisational relationships ... and overall levels of teamwork within the intensive care unit