The Queensland Health monthly ambulance ramping data* for December has revealed Annastacia Palaszczuk has clearly broken her election promise to provide a better health system for Queenslanders.

LNP Shadow Minister for Health Ros Bates has warned Queensland’s public health system is failing under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk has clearly broken her election promise to provide a better health system for Queenslanders,” Ms Bates said.

“Instead of more hospital beds and better patient care, Labor’s priority has been wasting taxpayers’ money renaming the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

“Our hard working nurses, doctors, paramedics and midwives need more help on the frontline to improve patient care.

“Instead, our public hospitals are bursting at the seams and ambulance ramping is rife.

“In government, the LNP significantly reduced ambulance ramping and scrapped Labor’s hospital bypass policy.

“Sadly, our public health system has lurched back to the bad old days, when Anna Bligh called Queensland Health a basketcase.

“Queenslanders deserve a world-class health system that Annastacia Palaszczuk isn’t delivering.”

*Ramping Data:

  • State-wide, 24% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Cairns Hospital, 26% (up 12% since Dec 2017)
  • Rockhampton Hospital, 18% (up 5% since Dec 2017)
  • Toowoomba Hospital, 12% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Robina Hospital, 35% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
  • Mackay Hospital, 20% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • Caboolture Hospital, 31% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
  • Redcliffe Hospital, 23% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • RBWH, 35% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • Prince Charles Hospital, 19% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Logan Hospital, 40% (unchanged) – WORST IN QUEENSLAND
  • PA Hospital, 29% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
  • QEII Hospital, 31% (up 3% since Dec 2017)
  • Redland Hospital, 37% (up 5% since Dec 2017)
  • Nambour Hospital, 22% (up 1% since Dec 2017)
  • Ipswich Hospital, 27% (up 12% since Dec 2017)

*% is the number of patients NOT taken off an ambulance stretcher within the 30 minute target.