One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a Member of Parliament is being able to help people get timely access to medical treatment. I was delighted to help Mt Coolum resident Michael Roch get his sight restored, after waiting 3 years to get his cataracts removed.
I contacted the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service on his behalf and was able to get his case reviewed and reprioritised.
I’m concerned about the latest data showing that Queensland hospitals are falling short of clinical benchmarks for wait times for surgery and emergency treatment. For the Sunshine Coast region I hear that many people are waiting longer than the clinically recommended timeframes.
If you are waiting longer than expected for your surgery, please let me know. I will be happy to follow this up on your behalf to fight for a better outcome.