There is no doubt that aged care residents are some of our most vulnerable patients. Nursing homes are routinely exposed for providing sub-standard patient care, poor facilities, ineffective security, and long waiting lists.
Transparency of health cover is a huge issue for the private health insurance industry. The Federal Government encourages Australians to take out private health insurance as a means of helping pay for their health needs while taking some of the pressure off an a burgeoning health budget.
Across Australia, waiting times for elective surgery are the longest they have ever been. Public hospitals are no longer capable of meeting demand and hidden waiting lists have been found in some states