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SUSAI BENJAMIN

ALP CANDIDATE FOR SEVEN HILLS

STATEMENT ON HEALTH

Friday 6 March 2015

Liberal cuts have hurt health and hospital services in Western Sydney. Mike Baird has cut $3 billion

from the NSW health system, and his mate Tony Abbott has cut $15 billion.

Westmead Hospital already has the worst emergency waiting times in the state. We just can’t afford

Our publicly-owned electricity network makes a profit of $1.7 billion which helps to fund hospitals

and schools. If the Liberals sell it, it will mean more cuts to health and hospitals, as well as higher

Families in Western Sydney deserve first class health care, available when we need it.

That’s why I’m proud Labor will invest $430 million to upgrade Westmead Hospital, without

privatising our electricity network. We will create Nurse Walk-in centres to take the pressure off our

emergency departments. I am especially proud of Labor’s plan to make chemotherapy free of charge

for all cancer patients in NSW Public Hospitals.