Queensland Health System in serious decline

The annual reports tabled by each Hospital and Health Service across Queensland confirm Queensland health system is in serious decline.

Queensland Health is in crisis and these reports prove it.

This year ambulance ramping hit levels never seen before.

Nearly half of all ambulances arriving at Queensland hospitals will wait longer than 30 minutes to offload their patient.

Our emergency departments are overcrowded and over stretched.

At some hospitals nearly half of all patients aren’t seen within the clinically recommended timeframe.

57,000 Queenslanders are waiting for elective surgery. Nearly 1 in 10 people will not have their surgery in the clinically recommended time.

245,000 Queenslanders, or 1 in 20 people, are waiting for the first appointment with their specialist. Some will wait more than a year.

These are the facts.

As a nurse and former hospital administrator, I know how stressful it is for our exhausted frontline staff who aren’t getting the support they need.

Our dedicated doctors, nurses and paramedics are heroes holding our hospitals together during the Queensland Health Crisis.

Their dedication and professionalism are first class but unfortunately, they are being badly let down by a State Government that is losing control of the health system it’s meant to be running.

All Queenslanders deserve a world class health system no matter where they live.

The government needs to stop blaming everyone else and start fixing the health system.

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