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Medical Malpractice

The University has protection for claims made against its staff and students for the provision of or failure to provide any care, treatment, or service in respect of the physical or mental health of a person which results in bodily injury, death, sickness, disease, disability, shock, fright, mental anguish or mental injury to any person.

Medical practitioners, working in the University clinics must have their own Medical Malpractice insurance.

Medical Malpractice Insurance does not provide coverage for Students of Medicine wanting to undertake Work Experience in addition to the requirements of their course.

NB: Any knowledge of an event or which may give rise to a claim should be reported immediately to the Insurance Team of the Risk and Assurance Unit.  Failure to do so may limit or negate the insurance protection available to the University.

The policy is underwritten on a "claims made" basis. Therefore, no claim can be made against the policy once the policy has expired or has been cancelled.

Information and Contacts

Name Telephone Position
Shae McGrath (02) 4985 4366
Risk Officer
Risk and Assurance Services
Sara Knight (02) 4921 6489
Risk and Assurance Services

Note: The material furnished in this web site is for information purposes only and does not constitute an insurance contract upon which claims can be made. In the event of loss, damage or liability of any kind, the wording, terms, conditions and exclusions of the original policy shall have precedent over any other document.