We have a problem.
It’s a problem of trust.
We’re told we can’t trust hospitals.
We can’t give them the information we need to make our own decisions.
But the government has taken on a much bigger role in the care of the elderly, including nursing homes.
We have been told that our nursing homes are going to be privatised and that they’ll be under the supervision of a new regulator.
But these new bodies are not accountable to us, and they don’t know how to run our health systems.
We want to know where the money is coming from.
We don’t want to be in the position of having to trust hospitals to run their own affairs.
They’ve got their own agenda.
We’ve got to be able to trust them.
And it’s a big job.
What we’ve been seeing, as people are being held hostage by the Government to a policy agenda, is an inability to trust the hospitals.
The Government has made a lot of promises about health services, but they haven’t delivered.
The government is going to privatise Medicare, but it doesn’t know what to do with Medicare.
If you are a GP, it’s not about what you do, it is about what people do.
If you’re a GP in New South Wales, you have to take on a role in running hospitals.
And if you’re in Victoria, you need to be running hospitals, because they have been so successful in driving out the traditional GP.
The whole thing has been about keeping a tight grip on government, and now it’s being ripped apart.
The only way we’re going to have an honest discussion about how we can change this is by talking to each other.