14 October 2021
Televisions across SA felt the squeeze of our health system as the ANMF (SA Branch)’s Action for Health campaign TV ads kicked off last Sunday night.
The television ads are a timely reminder to the State Government, which is facing an election next year, to take urgent action and give our health system the intensive care it needs.
Nurses and midwives across the state are at breaking point with a health system in crisis. The strain on our public hospitals is clogging up our emergency departments, blocking patient flow and causing systemic fatigue for our stressed, overworked nurses and midwives.
The ANMF (SA Branch)’s TV ads are screening across televisions state-wide in a bid to garner community involvement in our Action for Health campaign. Already, over 1100 members have voiced their concern by writing to local MPs to take urgent action.
With the community now at risk, the ANMF (SA Branch) is urging all members and the wider community to go online at actionforhealth.com.au and add their name to call on state MPs for urgent action, including commitment to a strong and capable workforce.
“South Australia’s health system is at breaking point. If it was a patient it would be in need of urgent and intensive care,’’ said ANMF (SA Branch) CEO/Secretary Adj Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM.
“The very least a community can expect from government is commitment to keep them safe, particularly given the uncertainty created by the global pandemic and the very real concerns expressed by medical experts and advocates across the board,’’ Ms Dabars said.
“To continually fail to heed their warnings is to invite disaster on to our doorstep.’’
Check out the tv ad below: