Syd is an Australian woman who thought that having private health insurance would give her more accurate healthcare, by Australian private doctors, with no waiting periods. She was wrong on all counts.
Bureaucrats are pushing long term unemployed people into training courses, no matter how inappropriate they are. In some cases, elderly frail Australians are left to suffer the consequences.
Aggressive medical treatment is not always the best option. Especially if the patients is elderly and has chronic medical conditions.
Elderly people are susceptible to side effects. And changing their medications around to suit a simplistic set of ideal values, is a not a good idea.
Large and well funded public hospitals, University trained nurses, it all sounds so grand. But do millions of dollars of taxpayers money and years of writing academic essays actually translate into quality bedside care?
Secrecy breeds complacency. Transparency is essential to make hospitals more accountable.