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Katy Gallagher afraid to admit we may have problems with our Hospitals

By Jonathon Reynolds - 24 July 2007 23

The ABC is reporting here that the Federal Government is considering a Nationwide Leagues table to rate the quality and safety of Hospitals.

The Minister (never responsible for anything), Katy Gallagher, appears to be getting very anxious about the prospect of having her ACT hospital system compared to the rest of the nation. Apparently, according to Katy, the quality and safety aspects of hospitals can not possibly be compared because they are all different.

I suspect it is more likely that Katy is actually more worried that when compared to the rest of Australia the ACT hospital system will either not comply with or fall below the “standards” (the quantitative measures) against which you would be rating quality and safety.

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sandwich 10:03 am 27 Jul 07

Sepi,
just in case you weren’t aware, public hospitals constitutionally come under the responsibility of the State and Territory governments. The feds can only intervene if the state and territory governments let them – hence why Katy is quietly hiding in a corner

ant 11:30 pm 25 Jul 07

One of the fun things about having a growing population.

sepi 2:58 pm 25 Jul 07

There are a lack of GPs in Canberra also though. Sometimes it is literally impossible to get in to see one, even if you are willing to pay.

The whole health system seems to be eroding – nurses are resigning in droves, we have fewer and fewer drs, and many of them are imports, and waiting lists are growing and growing.

Something needs to be done.

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