Topic archives: Jillian Skinner

What does the NSW review of health and medical research say about a critical health concern?

June 8, 2012

Is there a disconnect between the general focus of health and medical research and population health perspectives? Most people with a concern for population health would surely nominate health inequalities as a critical issue (defined by the WHO as “ differences in health status or in the distribution of health determinants between different population groups”). […]

What has the NSW Coalition promised for health?

March 27, 2011 4

What will the change of Government mean for health in NSW? These are the headlines of what has been promised, according to the incoming Health Minister Jillian Skinner’s website. • An extra 1,390 beds and 2,475 more nurses for the NSW health system. This includes 550 more beds and 275 more nurses over-and-above those currently […]

What the NSW Opposition doesn’t want you to know about its health policies (and more from the NSW election health debate)

February 25, 2011 1

As previously mentioned at Croakey, plans for recording last night’s NSW public health election debate had to be abandoned thanks to a blackout imposed by the NSW Opposition – which was such a shame as this may have been the only chance we had for a public discussion that went beyond a focus on hospital […]

Why doesn’t the NSW Opposition want us to know its plans for the health portfolio?

February 24, 2011 4

There wasn’t much visionary talk about health policy in the NSW election debate today between Premier Kristina Keneally and Opposition leader Barry O’Farrell. We didn’t get much beyond the usual auctioneering calls on hospital bed numbers. Unfortunately, most of us are unlikely to learn more from an event to be held in Sydney tonight that […]