Open Forum – Thursday

1 June 2017

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  June 1, 2017

    I love billies(NOT) govt tax refunds for everyone to stay in power,My wife has been in WGTN hospital for4 days with a major life threatening heart problem,DONT HAVE A HEART PROBLEM as you have to justify having an operation, do you get sent home to suffer and die or do you get an operation,Room moves are your idea of your status in the health system,live or sent home(possibly to die)My wife has two major blockages and she could have had a major heart attack, i hate nationals lack of investment in health and DONT insult my wife posters ,im stressed

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 1, 2017

    There will never, ever be enough surgeons and staff-and beds-standing by for everyone to have their different medical problems seen to immediately. It can’t happen in the real world. The cost would be astronomical.

    When I was a nursing student back in (coff, coff) we were told that just keeping someone in a bed for a day cost the equivalent of an average week’s income-that was without things like operations, of course. I suspect that it could even be more now, and it’s not likely to be less.

  3. PDB

     /  June 1, 2017

    Auckland Council and all that they represent shown in a few lines….

    “A controversial ‘bed tax’ looks set to go ahead, with Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee voting 11-8 in favour of the proposal.”

    “Goff’s budget also includes introducing ‘living wage’ minimums for all council staff and an annual 2.5 per cent residential rate increase.”

    “The committee voted overwhelmingly in favour of the ‘living wage’ proposal, with it passing 17-3.”