The true state of the Queensland Health Crisis has been revealed after hundreds of secret documents were released exposing what’s really happening in our sick health system.
The LNP has released documents detailing ambulance operations covering Queensland’s three busiest regions: Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Among the shocking findings:
- Patients requiring critical care left waiting for hours for treatment;
- No ambulances available to respond to calls late at night;
- No staff available to fill dozens of rosters;
- Taxis used to ferry staff to cover shifts at various stations;
- Headquarters advising state operations are “struggling” and “overwhelmed”.
The State Government wanted to keep this evidence hidden from Queenslanders but the LNP has chosen to release the documents online in full this morning.
Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli said the alarming evidence would shock every Queenslander and called on the Premier to act immediately.
“There is nowhere to hide,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“The State Government doesn’t want Queenslanders to see this, but we won’t stop fighting for the truth.
“Queenslanders deserve to know the truth about the Queensland Health Crisis.
“We’ve put solutions on the table including more beds, better triage, releasing real-time data and giving power back to the frontline staff to make better decisions to improve patient care.
“It’s time for the Premier and the Government she leads, to start listening.
“Honest Queenslanders deserve better.”
Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said all Queenslanders deserved a world-class health system no matter where they live.
“As a nurse and former hospital administrator, I know how stressful it can be for our dedicated frontline staff who are overworked and under-resourced,” Ms Bates said.
“Our paramedics are doing an incredible job in the toughest conditions.
“It is not fair or right for them to be treated this way.
“Ambulance staff deserve better.”
Shadow Minister for Open Data Brent Mickelberg said the Government’s cover-up must end.
“These documents are just the tip of the iceberg,” he said.
“What else have they got to hide?
“We’ve been relentlessly calling for open data and transparency.
“The State Government needs to end its culture of secrecy which exists from the top down.”
Mr Mickelberg said Queenslanders had a right to know how the State Government was losing control of the health system, and how it plans to fix it.
“Honest Queenslanders deserve an honest State Government,” he said.