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Libs promise more doctors

By johnboy 20 August 2008 106

[First filed: August 19, 2008 @ 10:02]

In a familiar story to us the Liberals appear to have a new health policy somewhere, but not on their website.

The ABC reports that Zed is pledging three more after-hour medical clinics and more incentives for GPs to live in Canberra.

    The Opposition also plans to offer interstate doctors grants of $75,000 to relocate to Canberra.

    Canberra-based doctors will also be offered financial incentives to set up their own practices.

UPDATED: 4pm and still no actual policy….

ANOTHER UPDATE: Days late Zed has finally published a media release but still no sign of a policy.

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is asking if this represents a change of policy from previous Liberal Governments shutting down Community Health Centres.

The Chief Minister is having a grump and saying he too has a wishlist of lovely things he’d fund if he had an endless supply of imaginary money.

CELEBRATORY UPDATE: Kalloo Kallay! The policy has finally been released.

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Gungahlin Al 10:15 am 05 Sep 08

UPDATE: Although I had to bail him up on live radio to get it, Zed has finally confirmed that (if elected) the Liberals would also commit to continuing with the previously announced $18M community health clinc for Gungahlin That is – on top of their recent GP clinic announcement as opposed to instead of.

And I met with the Executive Director of ACT Health on Monday about the planning for the community health clinic, with a good early scoping discussion.

Granny 6:09 pm 21 Aug 08

We need to lure them, Gungahlin Al!

*heh heh heh*

But how?
A Tableaux Gungahlin perhaps?

; )

Gungahlin Al 5:42 pm 21 Aug 08

UPDATE: Lengthy discussions with Jacqui Burke today (and other Libs last night). Jacqui has assured GCC that (if elected) the $18M community health clinic as already funded by government would continue, as would the majority (but not necessarily all – as would be the right of an incoming government) of the capital works commitments. However she is to seek written confirmation from Zed’s office.

If that is forthcoming, then the Liberal policy (without getting into the viability of the GP side of things, which is outside our expertise area) would represent an improvement, in that it would go some way to improving the after hours casualty needs of our area, and take some heat off Calvary for other north-side people.

Now if we could get some interest in establishing a specialist centre, which could be substantially or even wholly commercially funded…

Granny 10:16 pm 20 Aug 08

Kalloo Kallay! The policy has finally been released.

Frabjous!

*ha ha*

Granny 2:12 pm 20 Aug 08

: )

I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m off to preschool now. No really!

dodgybranchopolous 2:01 pm 20 Aug 08

“Something about pot”

REPORTED!!

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