AUSTRALIA’s $3 billion hospital shortage is hurting the economy
It’s not just the country’s financial health that is in danger.
For the past decade, it’s been hard to keep pace with a flood of foreign medical workers.
It’s also a big problem in the country.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the countrys largest public health authority, has just published a report warning that Australia faces a $3bn hospital shortage.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently announced a budget surplus for the first time since 2007.
The government’s target for spending is now $3.3bn in 2017-18, up $100m from the previous year.
The shortfall will be more than $1.5bn this financial year.