Free flu shots welcome but no excuse for emergency department bungling

19 Oct 2017 10:07 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

LNP Shadow Health Minister John Paul Langbroek said Annastacia Palaszczuk and her do-nothing Health Ministers were clearly ramping up the spin and rhetoric in the lead up to a state election.

"Ramping and bed block are at dangerous levels and patients are not being seen in a timely way at hospitals across Queensland," Mr Langbroek said.


"Labor is trying to spin its way out of almost three years of doing nothing while our emergency departments have gone into meltdown.


"Hospital EDs have buckled under this do-nothing Minister.


"Latest ramping data for August shows, statewide, 28 per cent of patients transported to an emergency department were ramped on stretchers in the back of vans and in waiting rooms for more than half an hour.


"Even worse is the fact that over a third of patients attending our emergency departments were not seen within clinically recommended timeframes.


"What happened to the $10 million Labor spent on this so-called emergency department management plan?


"Today’s announcement of free vaccinations for children under five is welcomed by the LNP and long overdue, but it doesn’t excuse or fix the crisis that has engulfed our emergency departments under Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor."


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