The SMH reports that ACT Health are having to purchase Private Hospitals beds to cope with the demand thanks to Swine Flu.
While I am all for a proactive approach to this problem. It does makes you wonder, if a virus worse than Swine Flu hit Canberra (or Australia for that matter), could our health system actually cope?
[ED – Or god help us a war or a natural disaster. Public health should be built with excess capacity]