LNP will scrap clinics: Swan
THE Gladstone GP super clinic will not go ahead if the coalition gets elected, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan.
“We are proceeding with our GP super clinic, but it wouldn’t happen under the Liberal and National parties,” Mr Swan said.
“The super clinic is a classic example of one of those vital pieces of community infrastructure that would get the chop from the Liberal and National parties.
“They are proposing very big cuts in health and education, and communities such as this need that vital investment.”
Mr Swan said there is big reform taking place especially in places like the Gladstone Hospital.
“The new monies only began flowing from the first of July and there is big reform taking place across the hospital sector plus primary care,” he said.
“Through initiatives like GP super clinics and primary care we hope that we could make real headway in preventative health.
“What we have to do is deal with some of these chronic conditions with so many people being hospitalised we need better funded, more accountable, with greater attention on quality within our hospitals.”
The Deputy Prime Minister said the Liberal and National parties have no plausible policies.
“The Coalition has no economic credibility and there isn’t a clear articulated policy except that they want to cut health.”