A Health Crisis Town Hall in Caboolture has heard harrowing stories from locals desperate for the State Government to fix the ailing health system.
Residents packed into the Caboolture Showgrounds to share their stories following alarming allegations of malpractice and botched surgeries at Caboolture Hospital.
The room also heard about the impacts of worsening ambulance ramping and lengthening surgery waitlists.
The meeting was chaired by Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli.
Mr Crisafulli thanked the brave locals who spoke up and shared their distressing stories in the name of fixing the Health Crisis.
“What is clear, is a desire for change,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“Labor is losing control of the health system.
“The LNP has put solutions on the table for the State Government to adopt including real-time data monitoring, better resources for triaging and more funding on the front line.
“The allegations about botched surgeries at the Caboolture Hospital are very concerning.
“The investigation into the horrific claims of alleged botched surgeries and abuse at Caboolture Hospital must be open and transparent.”
Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said patient care must be the top priority.
“We are here to listen and find solutions,” Ms Bates said.
“Together we can fix health care in Queensland.
“The Opposition will continue to host these Town Halls across the state, because all Queenslanders deserve an opportunity to be heard.
“As a nurse and former hospital administrator, I know how stressful it can be when our frontline staff are over-worked and under-resourced.
“All Queenslanders deserve a world-class health system no matter where they live.”
The LNP has so far this year hosted Queensland Health Crisis Town Halls in Cairns, Rockhampton, Caloundra, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.