Prior to all government elections in Australia and New Zealand, RACS provides an opportunity for political parties to outline their policy positions on key issues relevant to the delivery of surgical services. RACS then distributes these responses to its membership and the public. This document outlines areas of specific concern and relevance to our membership.
RACS has identified five key focus areas relevant to the 2017 Western Australian Election:
- Director of Surgical Services Position
- Elective Surgery Waiting Lists
a. Ongoing funding for the P.A.R.T.Y program
b. Alcohol related harm
c. Quad Bikes.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
a. Support for a National Taskforce to address disparities in Ear health
b. Closing the Gap in Ear Health
c. Gap in health outcomes: social determinants of health.
- Western Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality
Read the complete position statement at the link below.