Health woes

He should have spent more money on hospital beds instead of his pet projects, Elizabeth Quay for one.

Like many other people of Perth, I have numerous health issues, which require on-going hospitalisation on a regular basis.

At 78 years of age, private health is out of the question.

My regular doctor’s office phoned my carer to give me an urgent appointment three weeks ago and the first appointment was 10 days hence and, yes, I ended up back in hospital the same day for another eight days.

I came home on the Friday and could not get an appointment until Monday, 10 days later, and then only with another doctor at the surgery.

The last two visits to emergency were a total of seven hours before being seen by a doctor.

The last visit to my local doctor, I had a 10.30am appointment and spent two-and-a-half hours waiting to be seen.

Mr Barnett, you need to be opening more hospital beds not closing them, and employing more nurses.

Not everyone earns high wages and there are many people who, through no fault of their own, need medical help.

I am forced to use a walking frame at all times, even in the house, and am on oxygen 24 hours every day.