Palaszczuk fo­cused on pol­i­tics, not pa­tient care

Chinchilla News - - NEWS OPINION -

AN­NASTA­CIA Palaszczuk’s air­brush­ing of a lead­ing fe­male doc­tor’s name from our main chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal last week was noth­ing more than pure pol­i­tics.

This is a place where our sick­est kids from right around the state are treated and cared for when they need it most.

La­bor’s pri­or­ity should be on im­prov­ing emer­gency care and en­sur­ing these kids have a bed when they are re­cov­er­ing from ma­jor op­er­a­tions.

In­stead, An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk has cho­sen to waste mil­lions of tax­pay­ers’ dol­lars chang­ing the name on the out­side of the Hos­pi­tal for no good rea­son.

It just goes to show that La­bor’s health pri­or­i­ties are all wrong.

Our hard-work­ing nurses, doc­tors and paramedics at this hos­pi­tal need more help to im­prove pa­tient care.

Just un­der one third of emer­gency depart­ment pa­tients aren’t treated within clin­i­cally rec­om­mended time­frames and the me­dian wait time for elec­tive surgery is al­most dou­ble the state av­er­age.

To make mat­ters worse, nei­ther An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk nor her em­bat­tled Health Min­is­ter have ever spo­ken with the Ci­lento fam­ily.

No won­der the Ci­lento fam­ily are dis­gusted and ap­palled.

Queens­lan­ders de­serve a world-class pub­lic health sys­tem but what we saw last week was the Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment fo­cused on pol­i­tics rather than pa­tient care.

— Ros Bates LNP Shadow Min­is­ter for Health and Women

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