Join in health re­view

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

MAN­DURAH MLA David Tem­ple­man is urg­ing Man­durah res­i­dents to have their say in the State Gov­ern­ment’s Sus­tain­able Health Re­view.

The public sub­mis­sion pe­riod closes on Oc­to­ber 2.

Mr Tem­ple­man said the State Gov­ern­ment was en­gag­ing in an ex­ten­sive com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion process to en­sure all West Aus­tralians, re­gard­less of where they lived, could con­trib­ute to the re­view.

In the past 10 years, spend­ing on health has al­most tripled to $9 bil­lion.

WA’s pop­u­la­tion has grown by more than 25 per cent, emer­gency depart­ment at­ten­dance has in­creased by al­most 50 per cent and hos­pi­tal ad­mis­sions by 40 per cent.

Mr Tem­ple­man said the State Gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing West Aus­tralians had the best health care pos­si­ble by fo­cus­ing on pa­tients.

“It is so im­por­tant mem­bers of the com­mu­nity have their say in this re­view.

“Peo­ple who work in the health sys­tem and pa­tients can con­trib­ute so much to shap­ing a more sus­tain­able health sys­tem in WA,” he said.

“If we have peo­ple from a wide va­ri­ety of back­grounds mak­ing sub­mis­sions, the Gov­ern­ment will be able to shape the fu­ture of our health sys­tem in a way that is in­clu­sive and meets the needs of all West Aus­tralians.”

Mr Tem­ple­man said Man­durah deputy mayor Dar­ren Lee had raised the mat­ter last week.

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