Joint open statement to all Federal election political parties and candidates from Queensland-based consumer, community and clinician groups. The issues we are raising are held by healthcare stakeholders in all jurisdictions across Australia.
Our health and healthcare systems affect all of us and the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders impacts on everyone and everything we do. The health sector also employs more people than any other sector in Australia.
In the lead up to the 2022 federal election Queensland’s health consumer, disability, older-person and multicultural peak bodies, together with clinician groups and their unions and representative bodies including GPs, nurses and midwives, stand together to call for a strong, integrated, innovative, collaborative and quality health system for all.
We want to ensure investment in, and prioritisation of, our health system aligns with its value and importance to our society and takes into account the diverse needs of all people.
It’s vital all political parties and candidates put the ‘care’ back into healthcare through thoughtful, strategic and outcome-based policies and plans to build on and improve our existing system.