Emergency head quits over nurse shortage

Di Thomas, Border Mail, August 4, 2011 Wodonga hospital’s director of emergency medicine, Dr Geoff Rofe, has resigned after Albury Wodonga Health announced plans for a trial transfer of nursing staff capacity from the hospital’s emergency department to its maternity unit. Dr Rofe, who has previously headed emergency medicine at both Albury and Wodonga hospitals, has brought forward his departure date from 18 months to three months. Yesterday, he said the trial nursing staff transfer would result in fewer nurses being available in an emergency department that was already under pressure. ... Emergency