“Doctors groups across Australia including the AMA, Royal Australian College Of GPs and Australian Doctors Refrom Society today warned more Australian lives would be lost if the incoming Federal government did not increase its funding of hospitals to 50% from 45%.”said Dr Robert Marr GP and Secretary General of Australian Doctors Reform society.
“A combination of delayed hospital surgery due to covid delays and increased emergency department visits has resulted in “ambulance ramping”and unnecessary deaths in Australian hospitals over the last year”said Dr Marr
“The Covid Pandemic has stress tested Australias hospitals and has exposed the underfunding and failures in Australias hospital system”said Dr Marr
“Whichever party wins the federal election tomorrow must hold an urgent national hospital summit to broker a solution and provide the extra funding to solve the hospital crisis and save Australian lives “said Dr Marr
Ïf the new federal government does not act urgently to repair the underfunding to Australian hospitals it will be too late to save many Australian lives that could have been saved by better funded hospitals”said Dr Marr