|Event date||12 May 2022|
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AMA Queensland Virtual Town Hall
Date: Thursday 12 May 2022
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm AEST
With the federal election looming, AMA Queensland is calling on political parties and candidates to commit to addressing key healthcare issues in the state. AMA Queensland is holding an emergency online town hall to put the issue of public hospital funding and saving general practice squarely on the agenda for our politicians.
Hear first-hand experiences from doctors and patients as well as responses from politicians and candidates about how they will tackle these critical issues.
We are seeing unprecedented levels of ambulance ramping, access block to beds in emergency departments and hospital wards, as well as lengthy delays to elective surgeries. These pressures are causing immense distress and poor health outcomes for patients and incredible pressure for hospital doctors to provide appropriate care for their patients. Chronic underfunding of our public hospitals is putting us all at risk and the next Federal Government must increase funding. AMA Queensland’s Ramping Roundtable has released a five-point action plan – why has no level of government acted on it? Nationally the AMA has also launched the Clear the hospital logjam campaign to address the current public hospital crisis.
Since its introduction in the 1980s, Medicare has become the bedrock of our health system with GPs at the heart of primary care. However, Medicare has failed to keep pace with the costs of delivering high quality care. We need federal funding and leadership to help all levels of government to work together to find solutions that will save general practice and ensure communities get the healthcare they need, expect and deserve.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from doctors and patients at the centre of the healthcare issues facing our state and understand what our political representatives will do to fix it.
|Dr Bav Manoharan, AMA Queensland Vice President|
|Dr Kim Hansen, AMA Queensland Ramping Roundtable Chair|
|Dr Maria Boulton, AMA Queensland Committee of General Practice Chair|
|Dr Nick Yim, AMA Queensland Board Director and GP, Hervey Bay|
The LNP and One Nation have also been invited to attend but are yet to nominate a representative.
|Dr Angela Egan, Independent candidate for Herbert, AMA Queensland member|
|Dr Kamala Emanuel, Socialist Alliance, Senate candidate|
|Senator Nita Green, Australian Labor Party|
|Penny Allman-Payne, QLD Greens’ Lead Senate Candidate|
|Rebecca Levingstone, host of Mornings on ABC Radio Brisbane|