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Caboolture Hospital complaints make Parliament

16th September 2021

The Opposition has delivered on its promise to give Queenslanders affected by the Queensland Health Crisis a voice on the floor of Parliament.

The Opposition has ramped up pressure on the state government in Question Time after more harrowing stories about substandard healthcare at Caboolture Hospital came to light.

More than 50 locals attended the LNP’s Queensland Health Crisis Town Hall in Caboolture last week.

Opposition Leader David Crisafulli and Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates heard first-hand accounts by patients of alleged botched surgeries, malpractice and substandard care.

Mr Crisafulli promised to take their stories directly to the government on the floor of Parliament.

“I made a promise to those brave people that their stories would be told on the floor of Parliament, and we did just that,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“Their stories were distressing.

“They deserve answers.

“We won’t stop demanding the state government to fix Caboolture Hospital.

“Caboolture locals want a hospital they can be proud of.

“Concerns have also been raised about Moranbah Hospital, in Central Queensland.

“Regional Queenslanders no matter where they live, deserve a world class health system and we won’t stop highlighting these problems until they’re fixed.”

Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said problems plagued Caboolture Hospital before COVID.

“Ambulance ramping has soared to 38% at Caboolture Hospital,” Ms Bates said.

“When the LNP left government it was 24%.

“Currently, 528 patients are waiting for elective surgery.

“As a nurse and former hospital administrator, I know how frustrating it is for hard working frontline staff who are over-worked and under-resourced.

“Labor is losing control of the health system.”