As Premier fails to deliver on promise
Victorians need urgent answers from the Government on its lack of a plan to bolster the health system to cope with an expected spike in Covid cases.
When National Cabinet vaccination targets are reached, and the State begins to open up, we can expect an increase in patients requiring hospitalisation for Covid – but the Government is disturbingly ill-prepared.
Premier Daniel Andrews in April last year promised a $1.3 billion boost to our health system, with an extra capacity of 4000 ICU beds.
Daniel Andrews has failed to deliver on his promise.
Evidence presented to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee indicates that since the promise in April last year, ICU beds have only increased by 50 to a total of 500.
Department of Health officials can’t explain whether the $1.3 billion has been spent, and if so, where it has gone?
The Labor Government’s mismanagement prior to the pandemic has left our hospitals and Victorians woefully exposed.
We need answers now.