Before all government elections in Australia and New Zealand, RACS provides an opportunity for political parties to outline their policy positions on key issues relevant to the delivery of surgical services. RACS then distributes these responses to its membership and the public.

This document outlines areas of specific concern and relevance to ACT surgeons.

Key issues: 

  1. Waiting lists and theatre access
  2. Ongoing support for surgical education and succession planning
  3. Providing a safe workplace for medical practitioners
  4. Enhancing the ACT's Trauma Service to deliver optimal care for injured patients

Read the complete ACT election position statement in the link below.