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Kelly calls out Turnbull Government for cutting $2.2 million from Eden-Monaro’s Public Hospitals

Mike Kelly is calling out the Turnbull government saying "Surgeries will be delayed, nurse and doctor numbers will decline and emergency department wait times will increase in Eden-Monaro, with the Turnbull Government cutting $2.2 million from local public hospitals from 2017-2020"

"Turnbull is cutting hundreds of millions out of Australia’s public hospitals between 2017- 2020, with Eden-Monaro’s cut of $2.2 million equivalent to 611 cataract surgeries or 85 knee replacements." he said

"Every public hospital in Eden-Monaro will be worse off:

  • South East Regional Hospital – $990,000

  • Queanbeyan Hospital – $470,000

  • Cooma Hospital – $270,000

  • Tumut District Hospital – $90,000

  • Yass District Hospital – $90,000

  • Pambula Hospital – $60,000

  • Braidwood Multi-Purpose Health Service – $60,000

  • Bombala Hospital – $50,000

  • Tumbarumba Multi-Purpose Health Service – $50,000

  • Batlow/Adelong Multi-Purpose Health Service – $40,000

  • Delegate Multi-Purpose Health Service – $30,000

Dr Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro says that it says it all about Turnbull’s priorities that he is happy to give big business a tax handout but won’t properly fund Eden-Monaro’s public hospitals and give our community the health care they need.

“Every dollar cut from Eden-Monaro’s public hospitals is a dollar cut from our sickest and most vulnerable patients,” said Dr Kelly.

“Our community isn’t going to our public hospitals because they want something to do – they are there because they desperately need health care to get back on their feet.

“They’re people waiting for hip surgery, knee replacements, and dealing with life-threatening health issues.

“Access to health care should be determined by your Medicare card – not your credit card. But while Turnbull’s prioritises defending big business and siding with the private health insurers our public hospitals continue to be put last.”

“Labor created Medicare, we will always fight to protect Medicare and we will fight Turnbull’s $2.2 million cut to Eden-Monaro’s hospitals.”

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