52 New Nurses in ACT’s Health System

“It is unacceptable that nurses in our Canberra Hospital have been forced to make critical incident reports because of staff shortages.  We have listened to nurses and patients and will add 52 extra nurses to help alleviate the enormous pressure on our front line staff. Jeremy Hanson, CSC, MLA Leader…

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Nurses in special schools

CANBERRA LIBERALS COMMIT TO NURSES IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS The Canberra Liberals are committing to permanent nurses in all four of the ACT’s special schools, with at least two nurses at Black Mountain School and one each at the Woden, Cranleigh and Malkara schools. The ACT Labor government still refuses to…

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$403 million expansion of Canberra Hospital

EXPERT ENDORSEMENTS DOCTORS: “It’s a bloody fantastic initiative, it is just really a great piece of policy and we would really like to support this,” AMA President Professor Stephen Robson. “There’s a very rapidly closing window of opportunity. The current facilities are only just holding and if you delay this…

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Dealing with Assaults on Frontline Staff

“It is simply unacceptable that health workers, ambulance officers, police officers, firefighters and other frontline staff are assaulted at work in the course of their duties, especially when our patients are happy for the professional care they receive. The Canberra Liberals will, as part of a wider program to provide…

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Better Hospital Services for Belconnen

“I am contacting you on behalf of a group of Salaried and Visiting Medical Officers to inform you that we are gravely concerned about the health and hospital services available to the North Canberra community.” Salaried and Visiting Medical Officers, in a letter to Jeremy Hanson, Leader of the Opposition.…

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Improve GP Access for Canberrans

The problem Access to timely and affordable GP services is a vital element of maintaining a healthy community as well as taking pressure off emergency departments. The ACT is significantly behind the national benchmarks in both access and availability of GP services, in particular bulk billing services. This is a…

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