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Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal

7 February 2019 Kate Aubusson - SMH

A specialist unit at Bankstown Hospital could lose the privilege of training young surgeons after a junior doctor was hospitalised for exhaustion, despite repeated pleas for help.

Dr Yumiko Kadota has ignited a firestorm of outrage from surgeons and other medicos, describing her dangerous workload in the plastic and reconstructive surgery department at the south-west Sydney hospital that left her physically and mentally “broken”.


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