NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has requested a full review of Blacktown Hospital after 20 senior obstetricians threatened to walk out.
- Senior doctors gave Blacktown Hospital 11 weeks to solve the issues before they would resign
- Among the issues raised were understaffing and a lack of access to essential birthing facilities
- The Opposition called it a “crisis”, while Mr Hazzard said he had launched a review
It follows the death of four newborn babies at the hospital in Sydney’s west in the space of 18 months.
Mr Hazzard said no-one had resigned yet but several doctors had written to both the management of the local health district and the hospital’s management with a slew of issues.
He said among the issues raised to him was a lack…