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Labor abandons Queenslanders on health

11th May 2021

The crisis facing Queensland hospitals over the past 24 hours is yet another real-life example of Labor losing control of our health system.

Hundreds of Queenslanders have been left waiting on stretchers in ambulances outside hospitals unable to get a bed. These are not just numbers, this is your mother having a heart attack, your child having an asthma attack or your grandmother breaking her hip.

Labor’s response to this crisis has been a blame game.

Three weeks ago, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said there was no problem in Queensland Health, two weeks ago she said money wasn’t the problem, and a week ago she blamed the culture.

Today in Parliament she said her funding announcement would fix it.

“Queensland’s hospitals are in crisis as Labor continues to lose control of our health system,” Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates said.

“Major hospitals in Queensland are again in Code Yellow as dozens of ambulances are ramped across the state.

“As a registered nurse and former hospital administrator, I and every other health professional in Queensland know that this Minister losing control of our health system.”