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Team Katy pouring still more loot into Canberra Hospital

By johnboy - 5 October 2012 11

It feels like another day brings another health funding promise:

As part of our commitment to provide a further 170 beds by investing almost $170 million in our public hospital capacity, provide at least $19 million to boost emergency care, and employ more than 500 doctors, nurses and health professionals a re-elected ACT Labor Government will:

Invest an additional $74 million in more hospital beds, and more doctors, nurses and health professionals at the Canberra Hospital to meet our growing need for health care.

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Team Katy pouring still more loot into Canberra Hospital
schmeah 12:26 pm 07 Oct 12

Matt_Watts said :

kakosi said :

At last, a promise that might make a real difference and save lives.

I hope it does save lives, but if we want the best healthcare system in Australia we need to take care of those who work there.

The bullying culture must change.

How do you feel about unions, taking a stand against bullying in workplaces Matt?

gun street girl 9:14 am 07 Oct 12

kakosi said :

Old news about one area of the hospital – unless you have evidence to back up your claim it’s occurring still? Have you even taken the time to visit and talk to staff?

As one of the staff who doesn’t work in O&G, I can confirm that it’s still a huge problem. It was never confined to just one department, nor one profession, and more’s the pity.

Many have told me over the past two years it’s the lack of staff and lack of bed space in the wards which causes them the most grief in getting their jobs done.

Agree with this – adequate staffing has always been an issue, and continues to be so. Bullying and harassment from admin and one’s own ranks just adds to the matter.

So how are the Liberals going to improve things in the hospital system? If you say changing administrative procedures it will guarantee I won’t vote for your “team” – cause shifting deck chairs on the Titanic can only lead to more tragedy.

Much of the old scourge in administrative ranks have thankfully moved on over the years, but there’s still a lot of people in middle-management who have retained and perpetuated their bad habits. I don’t know what either major party propose to do about the hospital system (the cynic in me suggests that precious little will happen, regardless), but it is worth mentioning that TCH is heavily staffed with administrators and managers at high cost who contribute very little, if anything, to direct patient care. As such, a restructuring of these staff, with funding going back to those working at the coalface would be a good start. TCH is currently farcical in its Yes Minster-esque over-supply of non-clinical staff.

Not_happy 5:55 am 07 Oct 12

mailto:canberrahospitalbullying@gmail.com

Does anyone know what this is all about??

Not_happy 4:18 am 07 Oct 12

They know there are many of us, who still havent gotten over what they did to us, in our chosen place of work. They did everything they could to get rid of us, and to shut us up. But i have a feeling that justice might finally be served. It. Can be pretty scary to be threatened, and its scary when they turn their back on you, but all of you be brave. Xx

kakosi 6:21 pm 06 Oct 12

Matt_Watts said :

kakosi said :

At last, a promise that might make a real difference and save lives.

I hope it does save lives, but if we want the best healthcare system in Australia we need to take care of those who work there.

The bullying culture must change.

Old news about one area of the hospital – unless you have evidence to back up your claim it’s occurring still? Have you even taken the time to visit and talk to staff?

Many have told me over the past two years it’s the lack of staff and lack of bed space in the wards which causes them the most grief in getting their jobs done.

So how are the Liberals going to improve things in the hospital system? If you say changing administrative procedures it will guarantee I won’t vote for your “team” – cause shifting deck chairs on the Titanic can only lead to more tragedy.

Mr Evil 3:14 pm 06 Oct 12

Wouldn’t fudging a few figures and cooking the books be cheaper – oh, hang, they’ve tried that one already haven’t they………….

Masquara 2:59 pm 06 Oct 12

How much of this is federal money?

PantsMan 2:55 pm 06 Oct 12

From the Canberra times:

“We’ve put some money aside in the forward estimates for health, so it’s like a savings account where we’ve deposited money, it hasn’t yet been allocated.
“This is allocating the money.”

So let me get this right. ACT Treasury has stuffed the Budget full of “decided but not announced” policy measures for Katy to announce during the election campaign?

Was that disclosed in the Pre-election Budget Update?

Has Zed been told how much money there is stuffed away in the Budget, which he could use to fund his election promises?

TheDancingDjinn 12:05 pm 06 Oct 12

Matt_Watts said :

kakosi said :

At last, a promise that might make a real difference and save lives.

I hope it does save lives, but if we want the best healthcare system in Australia we need to take care of those who work there.

The bullying culture must change.

Holy shit! – you could get votes with smart comments like this…

Matt_Watts 9:55 am 06 Oct 12

kakosi said :

At last, a promise that might make a real difference and save lives.

I hope it does save lives, but if we want the best healthcare system in Australia we need to take care of those who work there.

The bullying culture must change.

kakosi 10:30 pm 05 Oct 12

At last, a promise that might make a real difference and save lives.

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