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.

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“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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