A hospital in south-east Australia has issued a “no one is a doctor” warning for people who may want to have a medical procedure.
Key points:The state’s regional medical director, Dr David Crampton, said the new law would impact on “every single person” in the regionDr Cramton said the changes to the National Health Act would have an impact on the lives of people around the state.
“It’s a huge blow for people living in the community, it’s a massive blow for patients,” Dr Cramont said.
“So it’s an absolutely horrendous blow for the community as well as for our patients and it’s also an incredibly expensive blow.”
Dr Cramson said a number of people in the area have expressed an interest in the procedure, but said there was no evidence to show that would be beneficial.
“There is no evidence that this will be good for people or that it’s good for the economy,” he said.
Dr Cramerton said there were currently no plans to roll out a new form of care, but would continue to monitor the situation.
“The new legislation has no effect on anything we’re currently doing in the hospital, and so if there’s anything that needs to be changed we will certainly be working with our local authorities to make sure that we’re doing that,” he told the ABC.
“In this particular case, there is no need for us to do that.”
In response to the new health law, the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) has warned people against using any medications that contain mercury, a substance that can cause mental illness.
The AHPRA said the current health law and new law on mercury did not cover people who might want to use mercury-containing products.
The regulator said it would issue a public health advisory if it became aware of any cases of health problems caused by the use of mercury-based drugs.
Topics:health,health-policy,health,government-and-politics,healthcare-facilities,healthmodification,medicine-facilitators,southern-australia,austramburg-4207,vicSource: ABC News