RACS in the News

Roundtable discusses strategies to prevent further quad bike deaths and injuries

From: Tenterfield Star (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

27 June 2017

Finding strategies to prevent further deaths and serious injuries from quad bikes in NSW was the focus of a...

Representatives who attended the roundtable discussion included the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the Rural Doctors Association, NSW


Avery Plastic Surgery launches in Newcastle and offers its suites to local artists as a gallery space

From: Newcastle Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

26 June 2017

Avery Plastic Surgery is host to up to $30,000 in local artwork which it will exhibit in Newcastle next month.

whose professional memberships include the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, of the art


Venerated Orthopedic Surgeon, Donald Kingsley Faithfull, MBBS, FRACS, FRAOrthA, will be Featured in The Leading Physicians of the World

From: University Chronicle

22 June 2017

(PR NewsChannel) / June 21, 2017 / Sydney, New South Wales The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome...

title of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and remains an active a member of the Australian Hand Surgery Association,


Qld health plans patient safety changes

From: Perth Now (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

18 June 2017

The Queensland government has flagged an overhaul of the way the state's hospitals report on patient safety...

deaths could have been prevented. The report by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons found 72 per cent of the 7613 surgical patient


70 per cent of surgical deaths could have been prevented: report

From: Semiconductors - EIN News

17 June 2017

13:09 GMT Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick has moved to reassure residents of the safety of the state's hospitals after a report...

cent of surgical deaths could have been prevented. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons report found 72 per cent of the 7613 surgical


Health Minister assures Queensland hospitals are safe after surgical deaths report

From: The Canberra Times (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

17 June 2017

Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick has moved to reassure residents of the safety of the state's hospitals...

cent of surgical deaths could have been prevented. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons report found 72 per cent of the 7613 surgical


Qld hospitals are safe - minister assures

From: Yahoo!7 News (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

17 June 2017

Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick has moved to reassure residents of the safety of the state's hospitals...

The report by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons found 72 per cent of the 7612 surgical patient deaths between July 2007 and June


Patient safety reporting overhaul on the cards

From: Media Statements - Queensland Government

17 June 2017

Public reporting of patient safety reporting in Queensland’s public and private hospitals will be considered as part of a new State...

– funded by Queensland Health – is developed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and includes information from public and private


Queensland surgery deaths audit offers rare glimpse into medical mistakes

From: Cairns Post (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

16 June 2017

UP TO half a dozen surgical patients are killed every week by medical mishaps at Queensland hospitals, a new report...

said the data was owned and collected by RACS and was covered by qualified privilege. A RACS spokeswoman said the statement was prepared “in


Public surgery death reports must return

From: The Courier-Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

16 June 2017

QUEENSLAND is fortunate in having a high-quality health service with some of the best hospitals, and most skilled...

is disturbing, as is the possible shortage of critical care beds. The RACS and its members are to be commended for their willingness to be