RepoRt on the status of women in nsw afteR two yeaRs of the o’faRRell GoveRnment
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$3 billion cu fom sw hopil
For women, a well-resourced hospital system is vital.Perhaps you’re a mother accompanying a sick child orelderly relative. Perhaps you require a mammogramor are about to give birth.Mr O’Farrell has ordered an unprecedented $3 billionunding cut to NSW hospitals – and it’s sending thesystem to breaking point. There are not enoughspecialists to see patients and not enough beds. Waiting times or emergency and elective surgery have blown out – and many women are being senthome without receiving treatment.
ue foce o py $10,000e-eny coue fee
The O’Farrell Government is orcing nurses who leaveemployment to pay $10,000 or a course to re-enterthe NSW health system. In South Australia, re-entry courses are provided at no charge.NSW has a shortage o registered nurses and theO’Farrell Government’s cash-grab is no solution. Farrom it – it’s a deterrent to nurses to recommence work.
ambulnce ing longe o ive
I you dial-OOO, you expect an ambulance to arrivepromptly. But thanks to the O’Farrell Government’s$3 billion health cuts – which include ambulanceservices – women in the community are being placedat risk.
Woman forced to givebirth in car park
A Sydney hospital has apologised to a mother who was orced to give birth in the car park.
Yahoo News, 26 February 2013
Four die while waitingfor ambulance
Four people have died in less than a month while waiting or Hunter ambulances to comerom distant stations because their local cars were busy or queued at John Hunter Hospital.Suspected cardiac arrest cases include:An 80-year-old Cooranbong woman whodied the next day ater neighbours madea rantic call to triple-0 and waited 28minutes or paramedics to arrive romCardif.An elderly Coalelds woman whose amily waited 39 minutes earlier this month and was told an ambulance had to come romout o the area because all the local cars were busy.
www.theherald.com.au, 26 July 2012
The Health Minister has shown how outof touch she is with the problem of forcingnurses to pay $10,000 to re-enter the healthsystem:”I can’t see how there is a problem.”
Jillian Skinner, 22 January 2012