Doing my morning browsing of the news this morning.
The first two stories I came across.
Queues, computer flaws and broken election promises at state hospitals Source
* By staff writers
* From: news.com.au
* March 07, 2011 8:05AM
Hospitals around the country are struggling to cope. Picture: Nicholas Welsh Source: News Limited
* Compromised patient care in NSW
* Patients waiting on stretchers in SA
HOSPITALS around the country are struggling to cope, with patients forced to wait for hours in corridors and a $115 million spent on a computer system that assigns treatments to the wrong patient.
Urgent repairs ordered at Thursday Island Hospital Source
Monday, March 7, 2011
Â© The Cairns Post
QUEENSLAND Health has been forced to undertake urgent repairs at Thursday Island Hospital after a report revealed the facility's dilapidated state was putting patients and workers at risk.
Cook MP Jason O'Brien will this week seek an emergency meeting with Health Minister Geoff Wilson to discuss the hospital's problems.
The operating theatre was out of commission for two months after the ceiling almost gave way, patients were forced to ring bells for attention because the nurse call system no longer worked and the airconditioning system had failed.
It's amazing that people can see things like this and demand that the government have MORE to do with healthcare.