News

Clive Palmer commits $80 billion to hospitals if elected

Clive Palmer says funding for hospitals will be top of the list.
Clive Palmer says funding for hospitals will be top of the list. Clive Palmer UAP

PALMER United Party's Clive Palmer said the party will allocate $80 billion to Australian hospitals if elected.

Of that sum, $17.5 billion will go to New South Wales.

Richmond candidate Dr Phil Allen has celebrated the news and Mr Palmers' claim the money would bypass state bureaucracy and be paid directly to hospitals.

"This funding commitment for our hospitals in New South Wales coupled with our commitment to develop regional Australia is great news for the people of Richmond, where some of our hospitals are dangerously over stressed, surgical waiting lists are under pressure and in some areas services have been withdrawn or are absent," Dr Allen said.

Dr Allen said the announcement was a welcome relief, claiming that Labor and the Coalition had a long history of failing to keep up with health needs in the Richmond electorate.

Topics:  clive palmer dr phil allen federal election 2013 palmer united party



Australia's Angels of rock continue to roll

The Angels' Sam, Rick and John Brewster, Dave Gleeson and Nick Norton.

"We've been lucky to write songs that stand the test of time”

Tweed Heads Seagulls hatch five year master plan

An artist's impression of how a revamped Piggabeen Sports Complex could potentially look under Tweed Heads Seagulls Rugby League Club's masterplan.

"We want to invest in Piggabeen to get to the next level”

Doctors say new clinical plan is vital for Tweed Hospital

HEALTHY DISCUSSION: Dr Robert Davies, Dr Sarah Limbourn, Dr Mike Lindley-Jones and Dr Alasdair Arthur outside the Tweed Hospital earlier this year.

Medical staff call for urgent update to Tweed Clinical Services Plan

Local Partners