Sunday, 14 February 2010

Is the Monk getting madder?

Tony, the women’s friend, Abbott’s announcement of a “policy” to institute Hospital Boards in Queensland and NSW was no doubt timed to take media attention away from their slow realisation that if anyone was responsible for insulation related deaths, it was the employers of the workers who were killed.

I wonder how long it will take the media to see how similarly ridiculous this statement is, let alone to ask why just QLD and NSW? Could it be because these are the two Labor States that won’t be going to an election this year? (think about it).

As if community controlled Hospital Boards (read, handpicked by the ruling party) can have any effect on hospital funding or nurse or doctor training?

Of course, the doctor’s union (read, AMA) will come out in support of such a move as it would no doubt give them even greater control over a system which already makes them rich.

As a former nurse, the last thing I’d want to see is for Doctors to have any greater control over the health system. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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