If health bureaucracy continues to grow at its present rate, the cost will account for the entire State Budget by 2030. We need more specialists, doctors, nurses, dentists and ambulance services. Not more bureaucrats.
Regional Queensland’s health infrastructure is dated, run-down and in urgent need of maintenance. Hospitals and health centres have a backlog of urgent maintenance that limits their ability to function properly.
Australia does not have any legal, locally produced medicinal cannabis and patients must rely on expensive, overseas-produced or illegal, locally-produced product.
One Nation will:
Reduce the size of senior management staff and reallocate those resources to employ more doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
Publish the state of repair for all hospitals and health centres as well as the scheduled maintenance program.
Ensure adequate doctors throughout Queensland have the necessary accreditation supported by Queensland Health to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Negotiate an immediate subsidy (until local product is available) for imported medicinal cannabis to regulate the price of approved products for registered patients.
Facilitate access to locally-grown whole plant medicinal cannabis for Queenslanders suffering from disease and symptoms that respond to this medicine.
Request the Commonwealth Government to include a range of medicinal cannabis products on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for registered patients.