Don’t walk past unacceptable standards, health workers told

THE healthcare industry needs to assess the federal government’s recent health priorities, including budget cuts to hospital and dental health funding, to decide what it is prepared to accept, Australian Health Review editor-in-chief Professor Gary Day says in a new editorial.

The editorial in the CSIRO peer-reviewed journal calls for workers to refuse to ignore “unacceptable standards”.

Quoting retired Australian Army chief Lieutenant General David Morrison’s comment on the military that “the standard you walk past is the standard you accept”, he calls it

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