A Marshall Liberal Government will recognise that health care needs and challenges can vary significantly between areas and will ensure that decisions are made as close as possible to the area and people affected.
Our commitment to engaging communities and clinicians for better health includes:
Each board will have autonomy to:
The Minister for Health and Wellbeing will be empowered to intervene if a board does not meet its responsibilities, including in relation to the quality of the services provided and financial targets.
Labor’s health priorities have been all wrong.
Decision-making has become so centralised that administration is getting in the way of quality health care.
Our health services are crying out for a transformation in leadership, governance and culture.
Decisions need to be made as close as possible to the area and people affected and with the full and effective involvement of local health professionals.
This means cutting unnecessary bureaucracy which frustrates people seeking to work productively in our hospitals and health centres, allowing them to maximise the time they devote to the safety and care of patients.
That’s why we will focus on de-centralising our public health system so that you can access quality health care, closer to home.