Making strides: HSU submission to Special Commission of Inquiry

Did you know that one third of the NSW state budget goes into NSW Health? That’s a whopping $33bn per year.

Thousands of HSU members have told their stories about wastage in NSW Health. The HSU has now reported this in our Submission to the Special Commission of Inquiry into Healthcare Funding (NSW).

A key recommendation is this: Undertake a national review of the pay and conditions in the healthcare workforce. Because we can’t have a world class healthcare system without health workers.

View Gerard’s message to members here

This is the first step in the Special Commission of Inquiry into Healthcare Funding. The last review of NSW Health was way back in 1929!

Members know this review is urgently needed, because the money is not getting to where it’s needed.

Bottlenecks, over-servicing, waste – these are all concerns that need to be dealt with. The Special Commission has the authority to subpoena documents and scrutinise expenditure to root out where the issues are.

And we can share our vision of what Health should look like: a well-paid workforce where community and preventative health has a strong part to play, and universal healthcare is upheld and supported.

I invite you to read the HSU’s submission here.