WA Police Open Letter To Mark McGowan
In a recent open letter to the WA Premier, Mark McGowan, it was pointed out that there are no minimum staffing levels for police.
What does this mean to you and I? Unlike other large organisations, if ALL police at a given station call in sick, there will be no-one on duty at that station.
This results in longer response times as officers have to travel from another district to give assistance. It could mean the difference between life and death for the public in the worst-case scenario.
During the discussions with the Government, it was said that as crime has no prescribed number of occurrences, there was no need for a minimum or prescribed number of police on duty.
What absolute rubbish.
View the letter here
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Check For Osteoporosis
I recently watched a program on Channel 7 (Weekend Sunrise) where they had a segment on the health of Australians. This segment advised you and me on what we should get checked periodically as a matter of routine with your GP.
They advised various things such as get your blood pressure done. Also, do the stool check (poo check) that over 50’s receive in the mail.
The specialist went on to say that Australians should have regular checks for osteoporosis once you reach the age of 50.
Unfortunately, this is a waste of your time and your money.
Why is an osteoporosis exam pointless?
I know of one case where a lady went to her doctor and asked if she could have this checked due to the fact that a relative had broken an arm and was subsequently diagnosed with osteoporosis. Her relative now receives treatment for it.
But here is the kicker
The test results came back as positive meaning she already has osteoporosis. However, due to the fact that she had not broken any bones, she did not qualify as requiring treatment for her osteoporosis.
Surely, if this debilitating bone disease is present she should be treated for it. But no. It seems that you need to have broken something to qualify. So let us say that she goes on till 80 years of age and then breaks a bone. The injury incurred at that time will no doubt be far worse than it would have had she been treated for the condition when diagnosed in her 50’s.
I know that Medicare in Australia provides a great service to you and me but it certainly seems to fall short in this case. What are your thoughts?
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