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Your views: on ramping and hospital bed cuts

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Today, readers comment on the closure of 60 public hospital beds, while ambulance ramping outside reaches record heights.

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Commenting on the story: Never mind the ramping, here’s the hospital bed cuts

We have ex-Premier Jay Weatherill and his Labor government to thank for the SNAFU that is our new RAH hospital and the current state of affairs in our remaining hospitals.

I question why the new private Calvary Hospital could be built at a cost of $345 million dollars for 344 beds, when the new RAH government hospital cost taxpayers $2.3 billion dollars for 800 beds.

I wouldn’t trust any state government to run a sausage sizzle. – Mike Lesiw

The seasonal excuse is bollocks.

I was ramped, along with many other ambulances at FMC, on the afternoon 26 February this year.

What a waste of resources; highly skilled ambos simply waiting around! – Peter Carson

This is nothing more than yet another cost-cutting measure by this increasingly inept State Liberal Government.

We have seen it all before. We have been told hospital beds were being closed as a temporary measure by the previous inept State Government, only to have them permanently closed.

What about all those patients in September who got caught up in the 2303 hours of being racked, packed and stacked in ambulances?

Without a healthy, well-educated population no country or state can survive.

South Australia, thanks to both the major political parties and the clowns they employ – friends of friends or rewards for union hacks past their use-by dates – has been the rust bucket state for decades and it looks like it will remain so.

Stand aside, ladies and gentlemen, and let people who know what they are doing and how to do it replace the lot of you. Robert McCormick

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