NSW Liberal Government cuts keep on coming – $3bn cut from Health

Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare, today condemned the NSW Liberal Government’s decision to slash $3 billion from health funding.

This announcement comes after Barry O’Farrell announced that he would strip $1.7 billion from our local schools.

Doctors and Nurses in Bankstown Hospital will lose their jobs as a part of these savage cuts to health care.


“The Liberals cuts to health will mean that over 3,600 jobs in the healthcare system will be lost,” Mr Clare said.

“This will hurt Bankstown Hospital.

These cuts will mean:

    • Longer queues in emergency departments
    • Hospital ward and bed closures; and
    • Longer waiting times for elective surgery

“The Liberals are cutting important services like health and education – Labor is investing record amounts into our local schools and hospitals.

“This is just a preview of what would happen if Tony Abbott is elected as Prime Minister.

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