Keith Duncan, Pimlico
Well stone the bloody crows, Kevin Hogan has said something! The photogenic image we constantly see in our local newspapers has developed a voice, and to cap it all off, Kevin has suddenly become an expert on health, by advising the Queensland premier on how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic!
Yes, it is an inconvenience to have to go through border control procedures to visit Gold Coast hospitals for specialists’ appointments and medical procedures, however, it is also an inconvenience to spend two to three weeks in hospital on a ventilator after being infected with COVID-19. Maybe if health facilities were better in Northern NSW, people wouldn’t have to travel to Queensland.
Kevin is quick to jump on the political bandwagon and badmouth Annastacia Palaszczuk for doing her best to keep COVID-19 under control. The same Kevin that supports a government that has presided over the complete failure within the aged care industry, by being totally unprepared to deal with the pandemic.
Ever since the Howard government started down the road to privatisation, the aged care sector has suffered chronic understaffing. Shocking revelations emerged from the recent Royal Commission of people with ants crawling in open sores being left unattended; residents left hungry, alone in their rooms; our most vulnerable Australians dying without their families by their sides. Anything to say about that Kevin?