The Canberra Times is reporting that the ACT has secured $2.5 million in funding from the federal government to boost hospitals, and moreso elective surgery.
Treasurers and health ministers met yesterday in Brisbane to carve up $150million, which is the first instalment in the Federal Government’s $600million push to slash elective surgery waiting lists.
I did hear rumours that Stanhope was pushing for around $4 million but this appears to be a good start.
Will we see a reduction or not? That remains to be seen.