Queenslanders line up for Redlands Health Crisis Town Hall

Dozens of Redlands locals have already registered to attend the 31st Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall to be hosted by the LNP Opposition on Monday.

Patients and health professionals from across the bay will join Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli, Member for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson and the LNP’s candidate for the Redlands Rebecca Young for Monday’s forum.

The surge in attendees comes as figures show nearly two in three Queenslanders are left ramped in ambulances at the Redland Hospital and hundreds of patients have waited more than 24 hours in the Emergency Department over the past year.

Under the chaos and crisis of the Palaszczuk Labor Government, the hospital also recorded the worst ambulance ramping rate in Queensland’s history, when it peaked at 73%.

Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli said it was no surprise Redlands locals were signing on for the event in droves.

“Despite the litany of healthcare failures in the Redlands, the chaotic Palaszczuk Labor Government has refused to listen to the concerns of health professional and patients,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“That’s why we are holding our 31st Town Hall in the Redlands on Monday.

“These forums are an opportunity to listen to Queenslanders who just want to see change and heal the Queensland Health Crisis.

“Together we are developing our solutions while listening to patients and health professionals share their experiences.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government said they want us to stop holding these forums but we won’t stop. We are determined to keep holding them until the Palaszczuk Government adopt our solutions and give communities across the state the health system and care they deserve.”

Member for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson said his constituents had been let down for too long by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“Every day I hear new stories from locals about the dire state of healthcare in the Redlands.

“Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has provided no hope to my community.  

“A satellite hospital that’s over-time and over-budget, with no emergency department, that’s not open 24hrs is nowhere near good enough.

“Redland Hospital has been in desperate need of upgrades, but these calls have fallen on deaf ears.

“Our local doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are exhausted and are doing an incredible job holding a sick system together.

“It’s no wonder Queenslanders are losing faith in this Labor Government that’s in a constant state of chaos and crisis. 

LNP Candidate for Redlands Rebecca Young said she’d been listening to locals who’ve been caught up in the Queensland Health Crisis.

“As I make my way around my community, I’m hearing more and more stories from residents concerned about the state of health care in the Redlands, ” Ms Young said.

“That’s why I’m pushing for action to improve our hospital.

 “I’m looking forward to listening to locals at the Health Crisis Town Hall on Monday.”

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