If that’s best, what’s the worst?

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

THE Aus­tralian Col­lege of Emer­gency Medicine’s most re­cent Emer­gency Depart­ment sur­veys show the Royal Ho­bart Hospi­tal and the Launce­s­ton Gen­eral Hospi­tal recorded the worst re­sults of all hos­pi­tals in Aus­tralia for pa­tient ac­cess block and 24-hour wait times (“Health cri­sis crit­i­cal,” Mer­cury, Novem­ber 11). Health Min­is­ter Sarah Court­ney stated that “the staff in the hospi­tal … are do­ing ev­ery­thing they can to pro­vide Tas­ma­ni­ans with the best pos­si­ble health­care.”

If this is “the best pos­si­ble health­care,” what would the Min­is­ter con­sider the worst pos­si­ble health­care? El­iz­a­beth Os­borne North Ho­bart

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