Opinion: Private patients may stretch Fiona Stanley Hospital October 5, 2015 Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci In an opinion piece for The West Australian, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci and Dr Martin Whitely from the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs ask whether private patients opting to be treated at Fiona Stanley Hospital are driving unexpected demand. They advocate for health policies which remove the financial penalties pushing poorer patients away from GPs towards State Government funded emergency departments and say a more logical and cooperative relationship between the States and the Commonwealth on health is required. To read their article in full, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Health, biomedicine and psychology, Sir Walter Murdoch School Tags: Sir Walter Murdoch School, australian health system, fiona stanley hospital, francesco paolucci, health research, martin whitely, private health, public health, west australian Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!