Ummm, why is Tony Ryall spying on hospitals?
Ryall defends surprise spot checks on hospitals
Health Minister Tony Ryall has defended his surprise visits to hospital emergency departments, saying it is important for him to see first-hand what is happening.
Ummmmm - what the bloody hell is he doing? Is this a smokescreen to hide the massive slash and burn program quietly going on in health? Better Tony plays spy in a hospital and make that the story than, 'why are you slashing health around the country'?
How odd of him to explain this away as doing research, how can a secret visit be used to ascertain how well the health system is holding up and base decisions on mere observation? What if it was a quiet night, will he decide they need to have their budget slashed?
Ministers visiting the coal face is great, Ministers spying on the coal face and making decisions based on his own observations seems a bizarre way to create social policy.