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Katy promises more for elective surgery even though everything was fine

By johnboy - 9 October 2012 8

Team Katy is throwing another bucket of cash at the hospital despite telling us for years they were funding it adequately:

If re-elected, ACT Labor will invest $80 million to meet the growing demand for elective surgery.

Our commitment will deliver 5,000 more operations over the next four years. This includes a commitment to provide 30 more Canberrans with cochlear implants.

ACT Labor will also make available $2 million in ‘reward’ funding for hospitals who meet their targets ahead of schedule.

This is on top of the 45,000 operations we already planned to provide making a total of 50,000 operations over the next four years.

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8 Responses to
Katy promises more for elective surgery even though everything was fine
cmdwedge 9:28 am 11 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

Vote for a Pirate this October 20.
Stuart Biggs – Molonglo
Mark Gibbons – Brindabella
Glen Takkenberg – Gininderra

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

Glen,

Speaking with a Labor candidate on the weekend, he advised me that one (he didn’t name whom) of the Pirate Party candidates is a public servant. No big surprises there. However, that public servant has apparently not resigned their position, meaning that if they won a seat on October 20th, they would be unable to take the seat, by law.

Any truth to this?

pirate_taco 12:39 pm 10 Oct 12

bundah said :

Well no surprise here given waiting times for elective surgery has progressively increased in recent years due to insufficient funding and resources.

Make things progressively worse so that you have an announcable to spend money to fix it if elected? (and run a campaign to prevent improvements if in opposition?)

Shouldn’t the incumbent government run a campaign of “we’ve done so many good things over our past few terms, let us keep on doing good work”, instead of “we’ve had three terms to get things right, but here is a list of things we failed at and we pinky swear to do better”?

The Liberals don’t offer a message of hope as an alternative, just a campaign of negativity.

Pirate Party ACT is a party with a limited scope, but that is sorely needed for the sake of democracy.
Freedom of information is critical to having a transparent, accountable government.
If performance data from the hospital was more freely available, we may have been able to detect the emergency room data fiddling without the need for a whistle blower.
We could more easily detect deficiencies and address them without needing an election for some action.

Vote for a Pirate this October 20.
Stuart Biggs – Molonglo
Mark Gibbons – Brindabella
Glen Takkenberg – Gininderra

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

Chop71 9:25 am 10 Oct 12

We will have SUPER HOSPITALS 🙂

kakosi 10:01 pm 09 Oct 12

Are there any offers from the other runners on this? Anyone else promising to do something more? Anyone? …

Antagonist 9:05 pm 09 Oct 12

Talk about slow learning, Katy. Name 12,000 things that happened last time you tied a few million $$$ to hospital performance?

Thumper 8:50 pm 09 Oct 12

But, but, but…

The figures tell us that ACT hopsitals are the best in the world.

Why, pray tell, is Gallagher wasting money on a system that is obviously perfect?

bundah 8:35 pm 09 Oct 12

Well no surprise here given waiting times for elective surgery has progressively increased in recent years due to insufficient funding and resources.

goose 6:53 pm 09 Oct 12

Goodbye Katy, I won’t miss you.

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