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Acknowledging the Coalition’s win in the federal election, the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand has urged the returned Morrison government to ensure health policies continue to focus on better outcomes for all Australians.

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) President Dr Simon Judkins said: “Health outcomes in Australia are generally very good. Our major concern is vulnerable populations who seemingly are left behind. We strongly advocate for a robust public health and public hospital system. Our health care needs to remain universal and accessible.
 
“We need to ensure our health policies support this vision and not contribute to a two-tiered system and two-tiered outcomes.”

Dr Judkins also called for better funding for preventative health measures and primary healthcare.

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ACEM is the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand, responsible for training emergency physicians and advancement of professional standards. www.acem.org.au
 
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