Calliope healthcare concerns laid bare

LNP Candidate for Callide Bryon Head has stepped up his fight for better local healthcare after he joined Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli for a Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall in Calliope today.

Locals from across the region raised concerns about ambulance delays, surgery cancellations and long waitlists.

Mr Crisafulli said the stories, solutions and ideas will be taken to the floor of Queensland Parliament in Brisbane.

“The Queensland Health crisis is real,” Mr Crisafulli.

“I want to thank the brave locals who spoke up today.

“Together we can force change and improve healthcare for all Queenslanders.

“The LNP has put forward solutions including real time data monitoring for patients and GP’s, empowering local doctors and nurses to make more decisions, improving triaging and investing in more beds.”

Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said doctors, nurses, paramedics, and allied healthcare workers are exhausted and deserve more respect.

“As a nurse and former hospital administrator, I know how stressful it can get for the staff who are doing everything they can to keep our hospitals running,’ Ms Bates said.

“The embattled Health Minister doesn’t have a plan to fix it.

“What has this State Government been doing for the last seven years to improve our hospitals?

LNP Candidate for Callide Bryson Head said the State Government is losing control of the health system.

“Labor doesn’t have a plan to fix regional health,” Mr Head said.

“We need to attract more medical professionals, end ambulance delays, fix surgical waitlists and invest in maternity services so local Mums aren’t giving birth on the side of the road.

“The LNP won’t stop fighting for better health care for all Queenslanders.

“I want to thank the locals who attended today’s health crisis town hall.

“Together we can make a difference to fix the ailing healthcare system.”

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