‘Farcical’ workforce rules are hurting patients, says doctor-turned-MP

Dr Mike Freelander says federal health officials are failing in their responsibilities.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Mike Freelander. Photo: Instagram.

Health bureaucrats have “failed” on the medical workforce for decades and neglected patients in outer-city suburbs, says Labor MP and paediatrician Dr Mike Freelander.

The MP for Macarthur in southwest Sydney, who worked at Campbelltown Hospital since 1984, says his constituents receive “second-class care” because GPs and hospitals are overstretched.