AMA Victoria to recommend doctors accept Govt pay rise offer

Written by Gary on December 22nd, 2008

See AMA media release

Unfortunately not much detail of the offer released as yet but seems 1st year doctors get a whopping $2 per hour pay rise if I read that 5-7% correctly – and I’m guessing that increase will be spread over 3 years.

The good news is that Govt has seemingly agreed to increase hospital beds by 276 – but they had to do this anyway to manage increased population demands and I am not sure this should be linked at all with medical remuneration.

Well we will have to wait on the details to see if we can still attract trainee registrars to our hospitals or will they flee interstate?


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