The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is jumping up and down about a story on the radio today:
“Today, we learnt of a post-surgery case at The Canberra Hospital in which staff allegedly did not change a patient?s wound dressing, which then led to emergency surgery to treat the problem,” Mr Hanson said today.
“The patient was allegedly refused treatment from a doctor, forcing the patient?s wife to outsource a doctor from Calvary who immediately ordered further surgery to save the man?s leg.
“This is a catastrophic breakdown of hospital management and the public needs to know what went wrong so it doesn’t happen again.
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“I call on Katy Gallagher to conduct an open investigation into this incident as a matter of urgency.
“No more secret investigations, now?s the time for the Chief Minister to step up and take responsibility for the health system?s failings or forever lose all credibility in the management of her Portfolio.
“I reiterate the patient?s wife?s comment on radio this morning: “Katy Gallagher, she was Chief Minister, she was Health Minister, do your job.’
“It?s cases like this that show why the Canberra Liberals have pushed ACT Labor on its health failings, which have seen Canberra?s health system become the worst in the country across a number of important performance measures over its ten years in government,” Mr Hanson concluded.
But the question remains un-answered, what would the good Colonel do differently?