At the time when there is an increased demand for health services, the Queensland Government has been making deep cuts in health services. Some of the services that have been affected are nursing and midwifery.
A lot of confusion is going on among Queensland Health (QH), as they are baffled on how they would be able to handle the increased patient inflow. Recently, local people had a taste of cuts when 131 staff members were sacked out from their jobs at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) was of the view that they have never believed in sacking out employees just to cover up the costs. The QNU said that they agree that a lot of loss has taken place due to natural disaster, but taking out employees from their jobs is no solution.
Moreover, it has been found that the LNP government has also restricted the number of rights being to workers at workplace. The things are getting complicated with passage of time. While this problem stands still, another question is being put up by the Australian Medical Association [of] Queensland (AMAQ).
They were of the view that Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced to inject an $816 million in the health sector. If cuts persists as the same then what will be the outcome of Newman’s promise.