Record low: critical healthcare targets not being met

Liberal Party Victoria

Alarming figures have laid bare the disastrous situation in our health system under the Andrews Labor Government.

Just 66 per cent of patients are being transferred from an ambulance to the emergency department within the target timeframe of 40 minutes.

Then, once patients are admitted to ED, more Victorians than ever are facing a wait time of more than four hours.

Furthermore, one in three emergency patients are not receiving treatment within the clinically recommended time.

Performance against important emergency health performance targets continues to get worse year after year under Labor.

More than $5 billion of the claimed $12 billion boost to health funding is either not allocated in the budget or money already spent.

The Andrews Labor Government is responsible for more than $1.14 billion in hospital project cost blowouts in the last budget alone; enough to build a new hospital from scratch.

Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier, said that the unmet targets are a consequence of Labor’s inability to properly manage the health system.

“Victorians deserve so much better than a Government that blames others for the crisis they have created,” Ms Crozier said.

“Instead of showing leadership and taking action, Daniel Andrews is choosing to ignore the facts by flippantly blaming the pandemic for the many failings of health system.

“Nurses are understaffed, paramedics are overworked and surgeons have been told to stay at home at a time they desperately need and deserve support from the Premier.”

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