Shocking new figures have revealed that elective surgery patients on the Sunshine Coast now have to wait longer than anywhere in the state for their procedures at Nambour Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) and Gympie Hospital.
This means that more than 1 in 3 elective surgery patients don’t get their surgery on at SCUH and Nambour on time.
The figures also showed:
Ambulance ramping – remains at crisis levels with almost 1 in 2 patients left waiting on ramps, in hallways or along corridors.
Emergency Departments – Nearly a third of patients at Emergency on the Sunshine Coast are not seen within the clinically recommended timeframe.
Elective Surgery – more than 30% of patients on the elective surgery waiting list are also not being seen on time. The Sunshine Coast is Queensland’s elective surgery ground zero. Thousands of patients on the Sunshine Coast can’t even get in the door to see a specialist.
Sadly, the three worst performing hospitals in the state are right here.
Our hardworking health staff are crying out for help, they want:
- to take back control on the frontline;
- better resources;
- data shared in real time;
- and to drive cultural change, so an ambulance doesn’t have to wait on the end of a ramp.
These are just some of the solutions we have put forward to heal the Queensland Health Crisis.
The State Government wants to hide this from Queenslanders, but I won’t stop fighting for the truth. There is nowhere to hide and the Premier can’t keep saying she’s not across the details.
Queenslander’s deserve better.
See below for December Quarter 2021 Stats, Source: http://www.performance.health.qld.gov.au/