Commit to longer term funding

Commit to longer term funding

Government is obsessed by short-termism, which includes short term funding. Develop a proper strategy and stick to it! Stop promising unachievable and unrealistic targets and focus properly on prevention and the determinants of health, which requires long term commitment. Tackling drug deaths is an example of an over managed, headline & resource grabbing programme, which doesn't really get to the core of the issue - which is about good income, good work, good housing, positive mental health, resilience and coping mechanisms. Interference & micro-management by civil servants has become excessive and in direct opposition to the stated aims of local control & management. The role of government (in my view) should be to enable communities to do what they need to do to make a difference.


A long term plan has a better outcome a shot term plan is narrow minded, short sighted and more money is spent on the long term. The state of the HNS and how it fix it is a marathon not a sprint.

Relocation packages are thought through and are long term not 6 months no one will uproot a family for such a short period of time.

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