Privatised hospitals need to come back

I WOULD like to congratulate all the hard-working locals with ­Reclaim the Base and Member for Mildura Peter Crisp for his behind-the-scenes work to return the Mildura Base ­Hospital building back to public hands.

The wonderful support that Sunraysia Cancer Resources gets, which enables them to do such a well appreciated job in supporting people with cancer, is a great 

model. That is the culture that MBH needs, with locals raising money and with hundreds of volunteers.

The need for this is becoming more obvious every day with overstretched insufficient numbers of clinical staff trying to cope with an increasing workload. This is not fair on the staff.

Adverse events resulting in ­patients suffering is the result. 

All staff from the chief executive down are doing their best, however the privatised model of public ­hospitals is obviously not working. 

Support your politicians in making the change back to state-owned hospitals like others who have made the move.

Noel Pound, 

Buronga

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