Decision has been taken and now the midwives would be able to strike deals with hospitals and other health services and that too independently. The decision, which has been approved by the Federal as well as stare governments, is getting mixed response.
For doctors as well as for hospitals, the news is giving them sleepless nights. On the other hand, the midwives associations are quite happy with the decision, as now midwives will also have a choice for work.
Steve Hambleton, who has been working with the Australian Medical Association, has raised concerns about the governments given approval. He was of the view that if nurses are allowed to work independent of doctors then it will raise considerable amount of risk for patients.
Not everyone has the same thinking as Liz Wilkes from Midwives Australia said that midwives are equally concerned for patients’ safety as are doctors. Liz further asserted that the deal would make things easy for midwives and the deal by any chance does not mean that midwives would need to work with doctors.
In any case, they have to take doctors along in their decision. "I totally disagree that this creates a dangerous situation”, said Wilkes while supporting the deal.