We all understand thank and appreciate the hard-working doctors and nurses do day in day out in our over stressed health system.
Why the government is after more cuts when we need more doctors and nurses, have this question ever passed your mind. Plus, all the reports suggest the need to increase infrastructure and health professional by all state and territory governments but none of these stops in funding cuts.
Historically in every election new budget is declared to public health because of public pressure to show concerns and importance of health but the fund cuts come in effect by advisory growth factors.
The argument mostly is that we need to understand health spending figure per person expenditure is increasing by every year with these increasing figures it is always easier to cut from existing funds to manage budget without fixing system nor developing infrastructure and pushing towards insurance for private health or wait in que for opportunity to be checked.
Looking at the complexity of system we need to optimize the service to overcome the load, but operational fund cuts is not the solution instead we need to invest in more on hospitals and infrastructure and reduce load on our existing hospitals and need to integrate with new technology.
The recent proposal is still in deficit what has been declared earlier to combat the problem. The Government need to understand infrastructure gap and start acting despite the pressure on budget. Looking at the waiting list for the electives the patients need surgery immediately are schedule for later available dates for those are suffering from pain not acceptable.
United People’s Party believe that by sidelining the hospital infrastructure growth is not solution, we will oppose any cuts and will work with close shoulders to improve the health system.