Queenslanders deserve the truth

The Opposition is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to immediately release overdue hospital data and give Queenslanders the truth they deserve.

Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said if the government valued openness and transparency, they would have released the data by now.

“Queenslanders deserve to know the truth about what is happening in their hospital system,” she said.

“Documents released under Right to Information show the lengths the embattled Health Minister has taken to hide this information from Queenslanders.

“These documents show Yvette D’Ath orchestrated the release of health figures just minutes before Question Time to avoid scrutiny. It was underhanded and sneaky.

“It’s clear she cares more about protecting her own political skin than protecting Queenslanders.

“You cannot trust this Minister.”

Ms Bates said the data must be released for the government to be held accountable.

“The information must be made available so solutions can be put in place and for us to be able to work together to fix it,” she said.

“The embattled Health Minister admitted she cleanses health figures.

“If the government values fixing the Queensland Health Crisis, they will value openness and transparency and release this data today.

“This isn’t about politics, this is about the safety of Queenslanders.”

Ms Bates said the LNP had put solutions on the table including more beds, better triaging, giving power back to the frontline staff to make better decisions to improve patient care, as well as releasing data in real-time.

“The Minister must start listening and heal the Queensland Health Crisis because lives depend on it,” she said.

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