Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives
New Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the Government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged care sectors and the delivery of quality care.
Minister Hunt’s first priorities must be:
- Restoring the billions of dollars axed from public health budgets around the country;
- Stopping the attacks on Medicare and Australia’s successful system of universal healthcare;
- Creating efficiencies in the health system rather than outsourcing services to private, for-profit providers;
- Creating more job opportunities for local nursing and midwifery graduates.