2017 Pre-Election Forum: The future of health in WA

2017 Pre-Election Forum: The future of health in WA

Monday 13 February 2017


Anyone interested in the future of health in Western Australia should consider attending tomorrow’s 2017 Pre-Election Health Forum, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller said today.


“Health is the biggest area of state government, with the largest budget and the most number of people employed and yet is not getting the amount of election coverage that it should,” Dr Miller said.


“This is one of the few opportunities that most of us will have to raise vitally important issues with those who seek to take the lead on health issues and are responsible for spending decisions in the sector,” he said.


“Tomorrow’s forum represents a key chance for everyone involved in health to seek answers to the issues that they are most passionate about with political representatives from four parties, Minister for Health John Day; Opposition Spokesman Roger Cook, Greens WA spokesperson Alison Xamon as well as a representative from WA Nationals,” Dr Miller said.


Organised by a range of key health orientated organisations in WA, including the AMA (WA), the Pre-Election Health Forum has been a feature of previous state election campaigns.


“The Forum held during the last State election campaign in 2013 attracted more than 200 participants and generated a host of important questions that had not been raised during the campaign to date. I fully expect a similar number and range of key issues to be raised tomorrow.


“This is an important chance for any and all issues in health to be raised and I urge people with interests in the sector to attend,” he said.


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