More than 3,000 RNLI members have been appointed by the Government to work in hospitals across Australia to ensure hospitals are able to provide quality care for patients.
But the RNLIs have been criticised for their lack of consultation and the lack of funding, with critics saying it is only the RNIs’ money and experience that will save the day.
Now the RNs have taken to social media to voice their concerns about their future.
“Our funding is being cut by 25%.
We can’t fund everything we need, especially when the economy is in such a state,” RNLI chair Dr Michelle Taylor said.”
I’m extremely disappointed with the Government’s plans to slash the budget of our hospitals and make them pay for new beds and more intensive care.”
As the Government moves to axe our budgets, I hope we are not alone.
“If you’re a member of the RNI and you’re not comfortable with what’s happening, I ask you to contact your members directly and tell them to vote for change.”RNLI president Dr John Wren said there was still a lot of work to be done in the RNIA.
“The RNIA is the only organisation that provides primary care to patients across the country,” Dr Wren told RN News.
“We have to work together to make sure that we are making the most of our resources.”
“The future of our community is at stake and that’s why we are working so hard to ensure that every RNI member in Australia is provided with the best possible care.”
The RNLI is urging members to vote ‘yes’ on Thursday’s ballot.
Topics:health,health-policy,nhs,nsw,government-and-politics,government—state-issues,government,community-and,australiaFirst posted April 09, 2019 18:37:59Contact Emily HoughtonMore stories from New South Wales