Ambulance ramping worsens on the Sunshine Coast


Latest statistics expose sick state of hospitals

Comments from Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates:

Ambulance ramping is rife across the state with latest statistics showing Labor is losing control of Queensland’s public health system.

Under Labor, 40% of patients across the state are spending 30 minutes or more waiting on ambulance stretchers at our hospitals.


At Sunshine Coast University Hospital half of all patients are left waiting on ambulance stretchers, while at Nambour Hospital ramping increased 4% to 43% in February.

It is unacceptable that patients are forced to wait longer than the recommended timeframe.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath needs to explain to locals why standards are slipping and how she plans to fix it.


Under Labor in 2012, ambulance ramping was 30%, when the LNP was in government that number dropped to 15%, now under Labor it’s back up to record highs.


Hospital staff across Queensland are sick of being ignored by the state government and their refusal to properly resource our hospitals.

As a nurse, I know how exhausting it can be for doctors and nurses working long hours under immense pressure on the frontline.

Sunshine Coast residents deserve a world class health system, not second-rate healthcare.

** Today’s news conference can be downloaded here **

 Ambulance Ramping


% of patients ‘ramped’

% increase from last month

% increase from February 2020















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