the funding, staff, or support services to look after the people in the beds. Most of this is due to huge amounts of money chewed up in the federal and state government health department bureaucracies that have blown out since the huge theft of community property in the mid 1980s after the introduction of the Hawke ALP government Medicare legislation and extra tax. Now almost half the people employed in government health department funded positions are administrative staff that do NOT do direct hospital work paperwork - they do the management paperwork for the various levels of management.
Edit to add - sorry, missed this the first time around and just noticed it due to it being resurrected.
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