The Queensland Health System is failing Queenslanders. This month in Parliament, Opposition Leader, David Crisafulli MP raised just some of the concerns that Queenslanders are currently facing or have faced (see video below).
We must work towards finding solutions like:
1) Real time data on available beds needs to be accessible to patients and health professionals to help them make the best decision for their situation.
2) Providing better resourcing for triaging in emergency departments to ensure the service is fit for purpose.
3) Investing in more beds instead of fudging the figures by counting chairs in the hospital bed tally.
To quote Shadow Health Minister, Ros Bates MP, “Queensland Health has had a cardiac arrest and is on life support.”
In the last health report, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital had the highest number of patients in the state ramped at 48% – that means a patient is waiting in the ambulance longer than the recommended 30 minutes before receiving treatment. Along with 28.8% of patients won’t be treated within the clinically recommended timeframes when they present to the Emergency Department – a 6.8% increase since December 2019.
If an ambulance is sitting at a hospital waiting to go to its next job, that means somebody has to sit in fear wondering when their ambulance will arrive.
Queenslander’s deserve a world class health system, and they’re not getting it.
When a government loses control of a system, people lose their lives.
We need to stop the blame game and provide our frontline staff with immediate help and support and we will keep pursuing this and holding the State Government to account.