Sunshine Coast Letter to the Editor by Ros Bates MP

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Ros Bates LNP Shadow Minister for Health

Annastacia Palaszczuk promised better local health services at the last state election but things have gone backwards.

The latest ambulance ramping statistics show that in the 18 months since the last state election, Queensland emergency departments are in crisis on Annastacia Palaszczuk's watch.

Patients are being treated on stretchers in hospital corridors because there aren't enough beds.

Ambulance ramping has skyrocketed under Labor, which is impacting patient care.

These aren't just numbers in a spreadsheet – it's your mum or your brother or your close family friend.

Statewide ambulance ramping rate had jumped to 25 per cent since November 2017 under Labor.

On the Sunshine Coast, ambulance ramping has increased from 24% to 34% since the last state election.

As a nurse, I know that our hard working nurses, doctors and paramedics are doing their best, but they need more help on the frontline.

Queenslanders deserve a world-class public health system that the Palaszczuk Labor Government isn't delivering.

Labor Health Minister Steven Miles is out of his depth, full of excuses and empty promises and Annastacia Palaszczuk should sack him.

It's time for Labor to put patient care ahead of politics.

Ros Bates

LNP Shadow Minister for Health

 
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