People and transparency would spearhead the LNP’s commitment to heal the Queensland Health Crisis and return patient care to the forefront of health services in Queensland.
Revealing two key planks of the LNP’s health policy today, LNP Leader David Crisafulli committed to making real-time data available within the first 100 days of an LNP Government.
“It’s time to restore faith in the Queensland health system by ending the sickness of secrecy that has strangled the delivery of health services in this State,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“Firstly, we will shine a light on critical performance data already being captured through Queensland Health’s information technology systems so Queenslanders can see how our hospital system is performing hour by hour, day by day.
“We will do this because openness and transparency will be at the core of every decision we make for Queenslanders.”
Secondly, an LNP Government would deliver a contemporary Queensland Health Workforce Plan to protect the interests of patients and staff.
“It’s one thing to promise new hospitals, but it’s another thing to staff them,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“With an ageing and growing population, we will ensure that our health system is adequately and sustainably staffed with a highly-skilled workforce well into the future.
“A thorough assessment of the current gaps will be undertaken so we can structure and grow our health workforce to deliver modern models of multi-disciplinary care and deliver the best outcomes for patients.
“We will do this because patients and people are what delivering healthcare is all about. Not big announcements and picture opportunities.”
These two new measures are in addition to solutions already on the table from the LNP designed to rebuild the trust of patients and health professionals, including:
- More resources
- Better triaging
- Putting doctors and nurses back in charge to improve patient care
“After three terms, eight years and four Health Ministers worth of chaos and crisis, I urge the Government to adopt these measures today if it makes things better for Queenslanders,” he said.
“Queenslanders shouldn’t have to wait until the next election for a government that will care about them.”