Media Releases

1300 senior doctors sign open letter to NSW Premier: ‘Our patients are at risk’

Posted on 21/03/2023
Over 1300 senior clinicians from across NSW are urging the NSW Government to act on the medical staffing crisis, or else the State’s public health services will continue to decline.

Crisis in our hospitals - Survey of doctors reveals Public Hospitals at breaking point

Posted on 21/10/2021
NSW public hospitals are at breaking point and doctors are on the brink of breakdown, according to the findings of a survey of more than 800 of the state’s senior doctors released today.

ASMOF Statement on Professor Dietz

Posted on 24/09/2021
ASMOF unconditionally rejects the comments made by Prof Dietz and apologises for the hurt they have caused to our members and the community more broadly. The views he expressed are totally unacceptable and do not reflect the views of ASMOF.

Maitland Hospital will lose more doctors without urgent action

Posted on 18/11/2020
Today’s announcement that the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) have withdrawn accreditation and pulled their Registrars from Maitland Hospital unfortunately comes as no surprise for our Union.

Blacktown Hospital dangerously understaffed

Posted on 12/11/2020
The drastic action taken by Obstetricians at Blacktown Hospital has exposed just how deep concerns around understaffing and patient safety run at the Hospital.

Doctors will fight the wage freeze

Posted on 29/05/2020
ASMOF - the Doctors Union - is deeply disappointed that the NSW Government has decided to press ahead and freeze the wages and conditions of thousands of doctors working in public hospitals across NSW.

The Doctors’ Union calls for an end to Public Private Partnerships

Posted on 12/08/2019
ASMOF has made a submission to the Upper House Inquiry into Northern Beaches Hospital calling for the NSW Government to abandon the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in future hospital planning, as flaws in the model have once again been exposed

Junior Doctors: The Doctors' Union is fighting for fundamental change

Posted on 15/07/2019
The poor working conditions faced by our doctors-in-training have been firmly in the spotlight in the past fortnight, with a cascade of media reports drawing attention to system failures which junior doctors bear the brunt of. Both junior and senior

Northern Beaches Hospital may open without doctors on board

Posted on 15/10/2018
The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) is calling on the NSW Government and Healthscope, the private operator of the new Northern Beaches Hospital, to honour their commitment to doctors who will be working at the hospital.