Gillard to unveil health reform changes at COAG meeting

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard is reportedly preparing to abandon Labor’s widely criticised proposal to impose four-hour waiting time targets on hospital emergency departments, as she attempts to convince state leaders to sign up to her government’s health reforms.

Media reports indicate Ms Gillard is prepared to make key concessions on the Federal Government’s planned reforms.

The latest touted concession by the PM to dump the proposed mandatory four-hour waiting time targets for hospitals, reported by News Limited newspapers today, follows advice from doctors and other medical