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Today, readers comment on a health system struggling to cope with demand, and an ambulance union campaign switching off.

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Commenting on the story: Alarm sounds over emergency department staff shortages

Nothing has changed since I was a doctor in emergency 36 years ago. Groundhog Day.

It is a result of long term, deeply broken thinking in economic rationalism, health economics and health administration. The idea was to limit health costs by rationing health care regardless of need and to ignore the opposition of doctors who are seen as just vested interest.

In a pandemic this means an only just coping system completely breaks down.  – John Meegan

Commenting on the story: Ambulance union defends post-election silence

If there has not been a stark change in the ramping situation, then what is the union doing?

A government should be held to account every day, not just when it suits the union, or within an election campaign.

What about their members? The union obviously don’t have any concerns re their work conditions, the affect on them or patient safety now that Labour is in government. – Edward Agius

Funny how things changed overnight after Labor’s win.

But please understand it’s not the ambos that need fixing; if the hospitals had the capacity to take the sick, then you would not need to ramp. – Roger Entwistle

Get a grip on reality, I heard at election time that ambos were to reduce their ongoing output re ramping to give the Malinauskas government time to respond to the problem. Let’s see what has transpired at the 100 day mark of the Mali government. – Paul Guerin

Political allegiance clearly overrides the interests and welfare of ambulance patients. – Rob Ball

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