Health care is an important issue for Queenslanders at this federal election.
Together members know health care, because you are health care workers. You know how the health system is functioning right now and you know it needs significant investment from governments so you can continue to provide the valuable care you do for patients.
This is why Together members have been talking about health care in key electorates this federal election. Together is calling for commitments from candidates to ensure our health care system has the adequate funding required to allow you to provide the level of care needed.
Without doubt, the COVID pandemic has had an impact on health system, but it has only exacerbated the issues that were already present.
Just one of those issue are people struggling to see a GP, whether because of availability or cost. It means Queenslanders are putting off health treatment until they can't avoid it.
Queenslanders should receive the health care they need, regardless of where they live or how much money they earn.
Scott Morrison's record on health is undeniably poor. He won't commit to properly funding public hospitals, or raising the Medicare rebate so more patients can access bulk billed GPs. He has let down aged care residents and NDIS recipients are struggling with the poor support from his government.
Together members are out in the community putting these issues front and centre when they talk to Queenslanders. We deserve a top class health care system that ensures ALL Queenslanders can get the care they need when they need it.
When you go to vote this election - think about public hospitals and your community and who will best support our health care system.