Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Lessons must be learned from tragedy at Fregon

 

The Australian health sector and the wider community need to understand and learn from the tragedy that took place in Fregon last week.

While it is true that personal violence can be experienced anywhere, the working conditions of health professionals in small remote communities must be understood and accommodated by those who employ them.

A change.org petition for the attention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Sussan Ley (Federal Health Minister) and Senator Fiona Nash (Federal Minister for Rural Health) has gathered rapid momentum since the tragedy but still requires more public support.

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