A Shorten Labor Government will invest $500 million to upgrade and expand emergency departments across Australia and slash waiting times.
All Australians will get faster access to better emergency care in public hospitals across with Labor’s plan, which comprises:
Australia’s emergency departments are overcrowded, and health workers are at breaking point.
Last year, fewer than two-thirds of urgent patients were seen on time. That means more than a million patients who presented to a public hospital emergency department in need of urgent treatment were left languishing in queues, waiting longer than clinically recommended.
Labor’s plan for better hospitals includes:
We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.
There is a real choice at the upcoming election between Labor’s plan for properly funded hospitals and the best health care system in the world, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.