YOUR SAY: LNP takes credit for health system
WHILE the Queensland LNP Government is keen to spruik improvements in some selected health and hospital performance measures, it isn't keen to discuss how these improvements were funded.
We're told that public dental waiting lists have been reduced to zero. We're told that emergency room waiting times have improved. We're told that some elective surgery waiting lists have decreased.
We're not told that the former Federal Labor Government funded these improvements under its National Partnerships Agreements.
Where there have been improvements in our health system, our thanks should go to our dedicated nurses, doctors and health professionals.
However, without Labor's record investment in our health system, these improvements couldn't and wouldn't have happened.
Tony Abbott - despite promising no cuts to health before the election - terminated National Partnership Agreements in the budget, cutting billions of dollars from Queensland hospitals over the next decade. As always, the LNP's commitment to our public hospitals is paper thin.
A few handy facts to keep in mind when you hear ridiculous claims about our hospital from our local LNP members prior to the state election.
SEAN HUGHES, Newtown
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