DESPITE the best efforts of Queensland’s doctors, nurses and paramedics, latest health statistics suggest a crisis in
our emergency rooms.
In February, one in three emergency department patients were left in the back of ambulances or waiting on stretchers in hospital hallways.
At the Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands and Ipswich hospitals the statistics showed half of ED patients not being seen within clinically recommended timeframes.
Queenslanders deserve a world-class health system and the Palaszczuk Government just isn’t delivering.
Sadly, behind these statistics in a spreadsheet are real people in emergencies struggling to get the healthcare they need.
For the past three years Health Minister Steven Miles and before him Cameron Dick blamed Queenslanders for
being too sick or the Federal Government.
If Queenslanders aren’t getting the medical treatment they need in public hospitals the buck stops with Annastacia Palaszczuk.
When will this now second-term Premier take responsibility for doing the job Queenslanders pay her to do? — Ros Bates, LNP Shadow