Here in Victoria, we have a massive shortage of nurses. We are in the middle of a State election campaign. The current opposition are running ads on TV claiming that the current Premier could have spent tens of millions of dollars training and hiring new nurses.
What the current opposition do not say in their ads, is that when they were last in power in the 1990s, they shut hospitals, sacked nurses, and cut health services to country areas.
The Victorian Ambulance Service regularly "bypass" hospitals because the ER does not have the staff to cope.
If an ambulance turns up when you call one. But that is the answer to another question.