Can anyone provide an update on Canberra Hospital’s quest for a second mobile humidicrib? Can these things malfunction, so that there may be no humidicrib available in Canberra Hospital?
A spokesperson from Katy Gallagher’s dep was quoted on NowUC as saying:
- “Within the public healthcare system, there is always a high demand for services and new equipment… We need to set priorities, not only neonatology, but right across all our services.”
I recognise the limits of budgets/allocations, but it leaves me wondering what other priorities do we have, in healthcare and elsewhere, that requires something like a mobile humidicrib to be relegated to a queue.
I can only speak for myself, but I would rate neonatal and paediatrics pretty much at the top.
If that’s an inaccurate, sweeping generalisation, let me know.