ACT flunks hospital emergency wait instances once more
FOR the fourth 12 months in a row, the ACT stays the worst performing jurisdiction within the nation for emergency division wait instances, in response to the most recent “Report on Authorities Companies” (RoGS).
Launched yearly by the Productiveness Commision, RoGS examine the efficiency of all state and territory governments throughout classes comparable to homelessness, social housing and well being.
Liberal well being spokesperson Leanne Castley mentioned the report confirmed that the ACT emergency departments noticed 48 per cent of their sufferers inside clinically really helpful wait instances in comparison with the nationwide common of 64 per cent.
“These statistics are abysmal,” mentioned Castley. “Yearly the Barr-Rattenbury authorities has managed the well being system, it has carried out worse than the nationwide common.
“Annually we hear new excuses from the well being minister about what she is doing to repair this disaster. After a decade under the nationwide common and no enchancment, Canberrans are uninterested in excuses and spin from this authorities.”
Castley mentioned a girl had contacted her workplace final week on behalf of her eight-year-old granddaughter, who had waited in ache following a surgical complication for greater than six hours earlier than being seen by a health care provider on the emergency division.
“Canberra households deserve entry to well timed care when their family members have to make use of the general public well being system,” she mentioned.
“How can the federal government justify $3 billion for a tram extension when the statistics inform us that the ACT’s well being system is in perpetual disaster.”
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Ian Meikle, editor