Doctors still working 48-hour shifts

Surgeon and AMA councillor Dr Shehnarz Salindera is giving evidence to a NSW inquiry which has heard of concerns over long hours and natural disasters affecting rural GPs

Rural doctors are being forced to work 48-hour shifts and have been hit by a string of natural disasters that are taking their toll on the already decimated workforce, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Dr Shehnarz Salindera
Dr Shehnarz Salindera. Photo: Trevor Veale/Newspix

GPs, surgeons, VMOs and locums have described the issues they face at the first public hearing of Health