The long awaited list of Liberal promises on health (at one page a bit light be called a policy document) is finally with us:
“A Canberra Liberals Government will get Canberra’s health system back on track by injecting $224 million towards:
— Delivering 5,500 more elective surgery operations over the next four years
— Providing 60 additional general inpatient beds at Calvary Hospital
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— Adding 15 ‘bed equivalents’ for the Calvary Hospital in the Home program
— Adding two critical care beds at Calvary Hospital
— 40 new general inpatient beds at the Canberra Hospital
— Additional 12 ‘bed equivalents’ for the Canberra Hospital in the Home program
— Six new intensive care beds at the Canberra Hospital.
Mr Hanson said the Canberra Liberals’ health plan also includes two new urgent care clinics with doctors and nurses, a new sub-acute hospital, and increased support for GPs, chronic disease management and preventative health measures.