Health Minister refuses to set timeline for hospitals return ‘back to normal’
The Health Minister has refused to set a deadline on when extra doctors and nurses will be added to WA’s struggling hospital system.
Yesterday the state government unveiled a $1.9 billion package to attract and retain staff in WA’s healthcare system.
But Roger Cook said despite the extra budget measures there is still no timeline.
“The health ship is a big ship and it doesn’t turn easily,” he said.
“I think you will see a gradual decline in the level of ramping as we bring extra resources to bare.
“I haven’t been advised of a particular date by the hospital leaders of when things will be back to normal, I’m not sure exactly what normal looks like in a post-COVID world.”
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