BARRY O’Farrell’s recent comments on health funding in NSW are a smokescreen to cover for the $3 billion in savage cuts he has inflicted on health services.
He has tried to divert attention from his government’s actions by calling on the federal government to guarantee hospital funding - something that we have done in an agreement that Mr O’Farrell personally signed.
Under the National Health Reform Package, we are boosting funding to the states by more than $16 billion over six years.
Barry O’Farrell and Tony Abbott are two peas in a pod who will cut health services savagely and then seek to lay the blame elsewhere. Mr O’Farrell should stop misleading people and reverse his government’s cuts which will affect families across NSW.
Federal Minister for Health