Last Friday, yet again David Davis was asked about the ambulance crisis in Victoria.
Again he could do nothing but try and deflect from the issues by “playing the man”, trying to undermine and mud sling at paramedics
So only a few weeks ago, a critically injured man from a high speed car accident waited 80 odd minutes on an ambulance stretcher at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The Age, on the 11th of May outlined the tragic deaths of seven people, in only three days who had waited too damn long for an ambulance.
Last Tuesday, Channel Seven News went on a short tour of several eastern suburbs emergency rooms to find them overstretched, with ambulances ramped up waiting for beds. One long enough for the waiting paramedics to be taking patients for scans while still on the ambulance stretcher.
On the same day the Royal Childrens Hospital used social media to plead with the public to go elsewhere as they were experiencing one of Mr Davis’s “unprecedented peaks in demand”.
Today on 3aw the Medical Director of Emegency was interviewed on Neil Mitchell’s program, after an email had been leaked that requested patients be discharged from the hospital early to free up beds for and overloaded emergency department.
And all David Davis seems to be able to do is deny there is a crisis in health, and attempt to smear the messenger.
Dare I say, it sounds like the desperate actions of a hard line, right wing minister struggling to keep his head above water while carrying out a hard line right wing industrial campaign, with absolutely no regard for the welfare of employees or the health outcomes of the Victorian Public.
And no, the Ambulance Employees Association – Victoria has never made a political donation to either major party!