Health data on Emergency Department performance shows a health system in crisis

Statement from LNP Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates
Tuesday, 2 January 2018

“The latest shocking Queensland Health data on Emergency Department performance shows a health system in crisis after three years of lazy mismanagement by Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor.

“Queenslanders deserve a world-class health system and Labor isn’t working to deliver the services we need.

“Our nurses, doctors and paramedics need more assistance to improve wait times and targeted resources to provide better health services for Queenslanders.

“Unfortunately it’s back to the bad old days and our public hospital system is failing Queenslanders.

“We have a health crisis on our hands and it’s time for lazy Labor to get on with the job and start working.”

Key facts

State-wide
· Ambulance ramping (20% of Queenslanders not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 32% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Cairns Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (15% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 13% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Townsville Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (2% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 32% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Mackay Base Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (13% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 32% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Rockhampton Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (13% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 18% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Wide Bay (Bundaberg Hospital)
· Ambulance ramping (11% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 32% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Sunshine Coast University Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (26% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 31% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Gold Coast University Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (31% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· Almost half of all patients (45% of patients) NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Darling Downs (Toowoomba Hospital)
· Ambulance ramping (6% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 28% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Metro North (Bris) – Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (34% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 24% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Metro South (Bris) – PA Hospital
· Ambulance ramping (19% of patients not transferred off an ambulance stretcher within 30 minutes)
· 14% of patients NOT seen within clinically recommended times

Source: http://www.performance.health.qld.gov.au/hospitalperformance/default.aspx

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