Telehealth no substitute for actual medical doctors and care


After studying in regards to the tough conditions for nurses in nation hospitals with no medical doctors bodily out there, I might hope they’re all members of the nurses union as they’re in a weak place and will at a while want authorized illustration by no fault of their very own. Cheryl Kerr, Galston

Think about the despair and now shock felt by native residents at our lack of healthcare. As soon as our city had a hospital. Now we’ve a system the place, if you happen to current needing pressing consideration, no precise physician is in attendance. Telehealth shouldn’t be a substitute for medical workers. In the meantime, in different elements of our state, squillions are squandered on flattening sports activities stadiums and so forth. Absolutely, fairness of healthcare is a human proper and the NSW authorities ought to rectify this appalling scenario instantly. Steve Taverner, Gulgong

Telehealth has proved to be important for continued well being providers throughout a pandemic. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t be an alternative to the teamwork of rural nurses and medical doctors in coping with individuals with critical medical wants. To learn of deaths occurring with out the bodily presence of a significant workforce member – a rural GP – could be very disappointing. I’ve a suspicion telehealth has been seized on to save lots of spending cash on remoted communities, and that’s merely not ok look after the communities in our far-flung state. Peter Purches, North Balgowlah

Outdated Manly ferries assist to maintain Sydney particular

Sydney has various ‘‘icons’’ that give the town a particular identification (‘‘Manly ferries’ days numbered’’, October 10-11). A few of these are greater than 40 years previous and little doubt costly to take care of. On the identical logic offered by the Minister for Transport in decommissioning our 4 Freshwater-class Manly ferries, he also needs to relieve the federal government of the prices in sustaining the Opera Home and the Harbour Bridge. Ship them to scrap, too. A fleet of recent, small ferries can deal with the harbour crossing, and certainly opera can happen in that huge new on line casino the present inquiry is discovering questionable? – David Warren, Mona Vale

Younger Sydney isn’t Paris, Londonor even New York, but thevisible indicators of our brief historical past as a metropolis and every thing that makes it distinctive seem like worthless to this present authorities. All within the identify of progress and financial crucial. I discover the centre of thecity unrecognisable from whatit was even 10 years in the past, now a loud, soiled development website, its blasted buildings cordoned off with photographic placards reminding us of how a lot character and allure it oncepossessed. Now it’s decreedby some self-appointed knowledgeable that the Manly ferries should go in order that they, too, will turn into simply one other fadedimage on a development website. An appalling resolution in anybody’s e-book. Lyndall Nelson, South Turramurra

I’m an everyday customer to the attractive Bega space and I can guarantee your correspondent (Letters, October 12) that there’s one central and important a part of its transport infrastructure it could like to lose: the deadly, antiquated Princes Freeway. Locals there would a lot desire their taxes spent offering a long-overdue freeway improve as an alternative of subsidising Sydney’s massively loss-making trains and ferries. Michael Britt, Macmasters Seaside

I’ve two phrases for the beleaguered tourism trade and ‘‘double-ended’’ Manly ferry followers. South Steyne. The grand previous woman, c. 1938, is languishing in Berrys Bay, anticipating refurbishment. Her magnificent steam engine would virtually definitely entice federal subsidy, on condition that it’s fed by coal. Kevin Eadie, Drummoyne

Utilizing their logic, if the Sydney Opera Home wanted changing for any motive, politicians would construct a three-storey pink brick constructing as a substitute as a result of it could be cheaper. The state Liberal member for Manly must be quaking in his boots. We ousted his federal counterpart in Warringah and we might fortunately do the identical in Manly. Brian Twemlow, North Curl Curl

Cash within the improper arms

Your pledge (‘‘PM pledges to upgrade business incentives if jobs don’t appear’’, October 12) could have just one consequence, Prime Minister. The roles gained’t seem and the additional funds will happen with none assure that employment will improve. Put the cash within the arms of the unemployed and lowest paid employees who will spend it, thus benefiting not solely themselves however the companies the place the cash is spent. Easy, actually. – Paul Parramore, Sawtell

What a beautiful headline: ‘‘Scott Morrison pledges to improve enterprise incentives if jobs don’t seem’’. What he’s actually saying is, ‘‘If it doesn’t work, we’ll do extra of it.’’ – George Rosier, Carlingford

Cowl up

Absolutely the NSW authorities must be mandating obligatory carrying of face masks on public transport (‘‘Relaxing the rules? Mandate the masks’’, October 12), notably as we’ve an alert posted for various buses and trains over the previous few days. I’ve seen currently a big discount within the variety of individuals carrying face masks when buying and it appears the identical applies to public transport. Mary Hollins, North Parramatta

I’m simply one among many individuals who’s bored with COVID hypocrisies, inconsistencies and outright favouritism. I communicate in fact, in regards to the soccer. My church congregation have to be socially distanced and put on masks and but nonetheless can’t totally take part in providers as a result of singing isn’t allowed. I see crowds on the soccer – maybe socially distanced horizontally, however definitely not vertically, not carrying masks, and research have proven that the cheering and catcalling in stadium venues are simply as able to filling the air with saliva particles as singing in a church. Racing NSW is predicted to go to extraordinary lengths to make sure a COVID-safe Spring Carnival, however the NRL can nearly do because it pleases. We see individuals in shut quarters, in buying centres, supermarkets and public transport maskless and carrying on blithely as if all is nicely. In the meantime theatres, music venues and cinemas have had their audiences decimated and their trade crippled. However not the soccer. The hypocrisy and unfairness of all of it is simply appalling. Genevieve Milton, Newtown

Suspended training

College students (particularly these in want) are difficult ‘‘works in progress’’ (‘‘School groups convene to join suspension backlash’’, October 12). Many want an unlimited array of providers to assist in the method of their training and private progress. Academics are armed with methods to help throughout the classroom and the broader college self-discipline techniques typically operate nicely. However suspension is just one device, and sometimes a final resort. Nonetheless, funding is required to make sure college students are secure and studying even whereas suspended. The US, for instance, has purpose-built colleges to accommodate them and get them prepared for a return to high school. Some college students on suspension are taught at residence by visiting lecturers day by day. However merely sending college students residence is usually fraught with additional issues and college is theirone security level. Choices areavailable. We simply don’t supply them but. Janice Creenaune, Austinmer

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I taught in NSW authorities excessive colleges when the cane was nonetheless used. For some college students, that was sufficient to maintain them in line. For some, the variety of cuts they might absorb a day or week was a badge of honour.
Regardless of the deserves or in any other case of the cane, it was environment friendly when it comes to instructor time, if not at all times outcomes. All the great alternate options which were put in place since take way more of a instructor’s time. In lots of instances, additional sources resembling extra counselling are additionally wanted. Sadly, if additional sources have been equipped they’ve at all times been a lot lower than the necessity. Within the absence of acceptable sources, typically a suspension provides the opposite college students an opportunity to study in peace, and maybe the chance to obtain help the varsity isn’t resourced for. Invoice Irvine, Goulburn

Rodent rush hour

We seen our mandarins have been being eaten by some nocturnal beasties in a most uncommon method (‘‘Rat race: vermin follow suit to the suburbs after CBDs go quiet’’, smh.com.au, October 11); the peels have been left virtually intact hanging on the tree or on the bottom. We searched the web and located that rats have been consuming the oranges in California and leaving empty skins. Oh nice. We’ve rats! To do away with them, we picked all of the mandarins. The subsequent morning we discovered just a few lemons with a single chunk within the pores and skin however no additional harm. I can simply image their ratty little faces puckering up. Paul Keir, Harmony

Dangerous home visitor

I discover it very tough to be sympathetic to Trump (‘‘Cry fiefdom: the sadness of Trump’’, October 12). He’s proven himself to be a compulsive liar, racist, misogynist, bully, tax-avoiding failed businessman, nepotist, narcissist and cheat. He has sought to divide his nation alongside racial, social and financial traces and introduced chaos, uncertainty and violence. He has proven no sympathy or accountability for the greater than 200,000 People who’ve died from COVID-19, and the various extra who will die on account of his inept and erratic resolution making. He has precipitated uncertainty amongst his allies, weakened NATO, the WHO and the United Nations.
Slightly than being sympathetic, I hope to see Trump quickly make a transfer from the White Home to the Huge Home for an prolonged keep. Alan Marel, North Curl Curl

Moms left behind

There’s something principally improper with our system of taxation if college lecturers like Polly Dunning can’t afford to work full-time due to the prices of childcare (‘‘I would earn nothing’’: Costs shutting mothers out of work’’, October 12). If Albo can largely alleviate the issue for $6 billion, certainly the federal government can forgo stage three of the tax cuts, which Treasury says will value $95 billion, and nonetheless have cash to extend the extent of Job Begin to a determine someplace above the poverty line. Peter Nash, Fairlight

Financial institution with imaginative and prescient

Point out of barracks and ghouls jogged my memory of the late Norman Hood, an worker within the previous Financial institution of NSW (‘‘Ghoul posts are changed but Sydney still open’’, October 12) who advised the story of an evening encounter with the ghostly picture of a girl on one of many constructing’s flooring. Apparently there had been a homicide on or close to the positioning when the barracks have been situated there within the early 1800s. – Allan Gibson, Cherrybrook

Elevate your intention

A draw is entrance web page information (‘‘Wallabies stun All Blacks in draw’’, October 12)? Are we saying that is pretty much as good because it will get? Mustafa Erem, Terrigal

The Wallabies’ draw with the All Blacks will little doubt trigger NZ selectors to concern being berated on the street by umbrella-wielding little previous women, who know a factor or two about rugby there. Pasquale Vartuli, Wahroonga

Youth exodus

My daughter and her household exited Sydney six years in the past (‘‘All exit roads lead to cheaper housing for Sydney’s young’’, October 12). All however one in her circle of buddies have completed the identical. A greater high quality of life with out a crippling mortgage reinforces the choice. John Cotterill, Kingsford

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