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LNP Joint Statement on Queensland Health

Attribute the following statement to Opposition Leader David Crisafulli

“This is an extraordinary admission of failure from a state government losing control of our health system.

“There has been a history of blame and during the last fortnight the state government has pointed the finger at COVID, Campbell Newman and Canberra. Today they blame culture.

“Until the government changes the way healthcare is delivered, more honest Queenslanders will get caught up in this mess.

“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.
  1. Providing better resourcing for triaging in emergency departments to ensure the service is fit for purpose.
  1. Investing in more beds instead of fudging the figures by counting chairs in the hospital bed tally.”

Attribute the following statement Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates

“Queensland Health has had a cardiac arrest and is on life support.

“It has taken two Health Minister’s under Annastacia Palaszczuk to break our health system.

“We’ve had denial after denial.

“The Health Minister has blamed patients for going to hospital, blamed ambulances for ramping and blamed hospitals going into code yellow.

“The culture is rotten in Queensland Health and our frontline staff need more help.

“In the space of a few days we’ve had the Health Minister say its seasonal demand but now she’s changed her tune completely.”

-ENDS-

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