Who will take responsibility?

Coroners’ findings, recommendations and comments, are published daily across the nation without any system for collecting, collating or comparing all their separate data.

We have eight (8) separate Ministers for Health in Australia, all presiding over massive bureaucracies.

The federal Ministry of Health distributes funds and sets standards for:

  • 7 state and 2 territory Ministries, which govern…
  • 8 government Health Departments, which manage…
  • 53 districts, which manage…
  • 1319 hospitals, which manage…*
  • Untold numbers of doctors, nurses, staff and patients.

The medical profession is fractured into at least 14 specialties, colleges and associations.

Different diseases and conditions are championed by disparate foundations – heart, asthma, hepatitis, arthritis, MS, kidney, cancer, etc.

Even though hospital treatment is the second greatest CAUSE of death in Australia, only MEAG, a volunteer group, is striving to care for the bereaved and find a solution to this preventable national crisis.

Get active with MEAG and add your voice till the politicians heed our roar!

7.9m patient admissions-chart

 

* Figures are culled from state and federal websites, none of which uses the same reporting standard as any other. If you can authoritatively correct our figures, we will welcome your input.

* Australian Bureau of Statistics