GPs resign from hospital over long, unsafe hours

GP Dr Bob Vickers says the doctors who worked at Singleton Hospital's ED were burnt out and sick of their concerns being ignored

At least four GPs have resigned from Singleton Hospital in the NSW Hunter Valley after their concerns over unsafe hours fell “on deaf ears” with management. 

Dr Bob Vickers
Dr Bob Vickers.

One of the GPs, Dr Bob Vickers, says long shifts on call at the ED are leading to burnout among GPs, yet staffing levels remain unchanged. 

“Multiple doctors have raised concerns over a long period of time,