Junior doctors 'denied time off' because of workforce shortages

The AMA WA says doctors-in-training are accruing months of annual leave they cannot take

Junior doctors in WA’s hospitals say they are being denied time off because a recruitment crisis means management cannot find anyone to cover for them.

Dr Jemma Hogan
Dr Jemma Hogan.

From Thursday, quarantine-free travel rules will allow locums from Victoria and NSW to finally return to the state after a gap of more than six months.

But “acute stresses” remain, says AMA WA.

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