The Union is urging voters in the South-West Coast and Polwarth districts to use their vote to back public healthcare when they vote in their respective by-elections on 31 October.
Earlier this year the Union raised serious concerns about South West Healthcare being able to continue offering world class healthcare in light of contracts being awarded to Dorevitch Pathology, and the subsequent announcement that pathology scientists would be sacked and those that remained would be paid 25% less than before the new contract was signed.
And with such cuts we know that this will have a negative impact on the ability of the South West Healthcare to deliver the world-class healthcare residents in the area expect. It simply is not possible to declare that health standards won’t be affected when vital testing is moved to Melbourne.
It has never been more important for people to fight for our public health system and for their local health services. That’s why the Union is urging voters in the South-West Coast and Polwarth districts to vote for public healthcare.