LNP releases Qld hospital capacity data

Asia's Tech News Daily

LNP releases Qld hospital capacity data

The Queensland Liberal National Party has publicly released more than 640 pages of documents to highlight well-known capacity problems in the state's public hospitals.

The state has been facing an unprecedented capacity crisis in recent years with soaring presentations, rampant ambulance ramping and dozens of code yellows, where hospitals start to run out of beds and ambulances and must divert patients to other facilities.

The crisis is particularly concerning for the health system as the state models a way to reopen the borders to COVID-19 in coming months.

LNP leader David Crisafulli has continually called for the state to publish real-time hospital data, like other states, but the government has refused.

He has publicly released 645 pages of Queensland Health documents obtained under Right To Information outlining some of the problems, which he accuses the government of trying to keep hidden.

Mr Crisafulli says the documents show patients needing critical care waiting for hours for treatment, a lack of ambulances to respond to late-night calls, staff shortages and state hospitals being classified as “struggling” and “overwhelmed”.

“There is nowhere to hide,” Mr Crisafulli said on Friday.

“The state government doesn't want Queenslanders to see this, but we won't stop fighting for the truth. Queenslanders deserve to know the truth about the Queensland Health crisis.

“We've put solutions on the table including more beds, better triage, releasing real-time data and giving power back to the frontline staff to make better decisions to improve patient care.

“It's time for the premier and the government she leads, to start listening.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has previously said capacity problems are not unique to Queensland and every state and territory wrote to the federal government earlier this year seeking more hospital funding to deal with it.

Earlier this month it was reported that in September, 31 code yellows were issued for hospitals across the state.

Public hospitals have 393 staffed intensive care unit beds, with the capacity to expand to 567 beds and 1355 ventilators available.

There are also more than 300 negative pressure rooms or equivalent to treat patients with infectious diseases, a figure that has increased about 20 per cent since the start of the pandemic.

State Auditor-General Brendan Worrall reported in mid-September that that Queensland Health was failing to meet its own emergency department waiting time targets.

The government target is to keep emergency length of stay (ELOS) times – the period between entering an ED and being admitted or discharged – to four hours for 90 per cent of patients.

“Statewide ELOS performance for admitted and discharged patients has gradually declined, while the number of presentations has increased,” the report said.

Queensland Health has also failed to hit its target for patient off stretcher times (or POST) – the time it takes to transfer people from ambulance care to emergency departments – to 30 minutes for 90 per cent of patients.

POST performance had steadily fallen from 85.9 per cent in 2014/15 to 68.5 per cent between July 2020 and February 2021.

The auditor-general said only one of the state's top 26 hospitals was hitting the department's ELOS and POST targets.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

New SA task force to probe three murders

Three murders believed to be linked to the drug trade in Adelaide's southern suburbs will be investigated by a new police task force, with up to 15 people suspected of ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Biden administration is considering forcing all travelers returning to the US to quarantine for SEVEN DAYS to curb spread of COVID omicron variant - and may FINE people who flout it

Biden is considering whether to mandate a seven-day quarantine for all travelers returning to the U.S.Travelers would not be able to forego the quarantine, even with a negative Covid test, and could be fined for flouting itIt would be the first time a federal fine is linked to quarantine or testing measures for U.S. travelers Read more »

Four cases in ACT as quarantine tightened

The ACT has recorded four new cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily figure for more than three months. The last time daily infections were so low was on August 15, ... Read more »

House price boom runs into constraints

House prices continued to climb in November but at a much slower pace than earlier in the year as the market faces a number of constraints. The CoreLogic home value ... Read more »

NSW reconsiders speed camera sign policy

The NSW government is reconsidering the decision to remove signs warning drivers about mobile speed cameras. Roads Minister Rob Stokes says Premier Dominic Perrottet asked him to look into the ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: FDA advisory committee recommends emergency use authorization of Merck's experimental drug - the first pill to treat COVID-19

An FDA advisory committee voted in favor of emergency use authorization of Merck & Co's pill to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patientsThe drug, molnupiravir, stops viruses like the coronavirus from making copies of itself and spreading throughout the body The next steps are approval by the FDA and signing off by the CDC before the pill can be distributed   Read more »

Bushfires, climate impact Aussie birds

A worrying number of Australia's birds are nearer to extinction than they were a decade ago due to climate change and bushfires, researchers say. Habitat loss and feral animals are ... Read more »

Qld town evacuated as floods threaten

A town in Queensland's south is facing rising floodwaters, forcing the evacuation of more than 900 residents. An emergency was declared for Inglewood, in the Goondiwindi local government area, in ... Read more »

Christmas crackdown on booze deliveries

Bottle shops, bars, hotels and restaurants have been put on notice that NSW is cracking down on the home delivery of booze during the festive season. There was a boom ... Read more »

BREAKING: Up to six people are injured and gunman is arrested after shooting at Michigan high school

Police responded at around 12:55pm to a report of an active shooter at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a suburb north of DetroitPolice said that between four and six students were injured, and the gunman has been arrested. A handgun has also been recovered Read more »

‘We are destroying the world. So let's work a lot less to start with'

‘The Great Resignation’ is what has been called the mass layoffs sweeping the United States. In September alone, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs. This is partly because they want ... Read more »

Storms bring more rain, floods to NSW

Severe thunderstorms delivering heavy rain and large hail have again hit north and western NSW overnight. The Bureau of Meteorology warned on Tuesday evening a “tropical airmass with abundant moisture” ... Read more »

Cancer kills more poor people in Australia

Australians living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are 40 per cent more likely to die from cancer, the latest government statistics show. People living in the least disadvantaged areas of Australia ... Read more »

Youth fear COVID, climate and inequality

Nearly 70 per cent of young gender diverse Aussies feel they have been unfairly treated in this past year, highlighting an urgent need for support, Mission Australia's annual youth report ... Read more »

Overhaul to lift standards in parliament

Federal politicians could be hit with sanctions for bullying behaviour or harassment under an overhaul aimed at making the halls of power safer for women. It's one of 28 recommendations ... Read more »

Wait for analysis on Vic remains find

DNA testing is underway to identify human remains found in the police search for missing Victorian campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill. Investigators on Tuesday found the remains in bushland ... Read more »

National accounts to show lockdown damage

As Australia's governments and medical experts ponder the possible impact of the new Omicron coronavirus strain, new figures will show the economic damage caused by the response to the Delta ... Read more »

Research: UMCs' financial health is bogging down

Photo: ANP The eight Dutch university hospitals have again deteriorated financially in the past year. According to a survey by accountancy and consultancy firm BDO Accountants & Adviseurs, they score ... Read more »

Sport Kort: Dutch cricketers return to their own country after a trip to Africa

Keep up to date with all the sports news. We have set up special pages on our website for football, tennis, skating, motorsport, cycling and darts news, on which the ... Read more »

Politician is forced to make a grovelling apology after Jacqui Lambie is interrupted by 'growling dog noises' during a fiery speech to parliament

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said senators made dog noises during a speechIndependent senator Jacqui Lambie had just finished speaking in the chamber Liberal Senator David Van later issued an apology - but denied he made noises Read more »

E-magazine ‘Listen Up' helps young people better with what they need

The e-magazine gives the floor to young people and experience professionals themselves. They talk about collaborating with municipalities, using experience expertise and about youth councils in youth care. They also ... Read more »

This Porsche is going after wrong tuning

Techart turns this Porsche Targa 4 into a police car to hunt for illegal and unsafe tuning. So watch out when you head for the Nürburgring with that cake server ... Read more »

Now that you can't go to the gym, you should let children move outside

Children who normally play football or hockey several times a week, for example, are now sitting at home on the couch again. And that while children today already spend so ... Read more »

Zwolle teachers can be tested again in prize-winning test street

A private corona test street will be opened for teachers from eight Zwolle MBO and HBO schools. According to the schools, the waiting time for a test at the GGD ... Read more »

Politicians regularly threatened via social media by children

Last year, the Team Threatened Politicians of the The Hague police unit made 600 reports of possible threats to politicians, a significant increase compared to the 393 cases in 2019. ... Read more »

BMW XM: 750 hp in an eccentric jacket

Fast SUV This XM comes from BMW M GmbH, which has been launching its first fully independent M on the market since the M1. Although it is still a concept, ... Read more »

Report temporary school closure due to coronavirus via school closure hotline

School closure notifications are tracked in a dashboard. With this dashboard, the Inspectorate and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science keep track of the consequences of corona for schools ... Read more »

Children worldwide are the biggest victims of less testing for HIV virus

Children worldwide have so far been the biggest victims of less testing for the HIV virus due to the corona crisis. They received the necessary life-saving medicines much less often ... Read more »

The Young Academy launches report on the impact of the pandemic on scientists

The Young Academy and the National Network of Women Professors, in collaboration with the Universities of the Netherlands (VSNU | UNL), investigated the impact of the first lockdown period on ... Read more »

Multiple handicapped students should be able to participate in society

Every day, a handful of students with multiple visual impairments take a taxi to Visio Education Rotterdam to go to work there. At our special education school for blind and ... Read more »

every day 25 children become child soldiers

In all, as many as 337 million children live near armed groups and government forces that recruit children, the report shows.Stop the War on Children: A Crisis of Recruitment‘. The ... Read more »

Half of childcare employees think work pressure is too high, government is sounding the alarm

The government is taking measures to combat the workload in childcare. Outgoing State Secretary Dennis Wiersma (Social Affairs) wrote in a letter to the House of Representatives that employees in ... Read more »

300,000 parents receive a refund of excess paid childcare contribution

Nearly 300,000 parents will receive more money back as compensation for overpaid personal contribution for childcare. Parents were asked to continue paying this contribution during the various closures of the ... Read more »

Charges laid over Victorian rapper killing

Two men have been charged over the killing of a Melbourne rapper shot dead in his home. Police on Tuesday said they charged two men, an 18-year-old from Broadmeadows and ... Read more »

Furious Queenslanders erupt after Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced a sweeping vaccine mandate for all workers at schools, childcare centres, prisons and airports

Compulsory jabs for workers at schools, childcare workers, prisons and airportsThese workers must have first jab by Dec 17 and be fully vaccinated by Jan 23 Reaction to the mandate reveals worry about people not coming to work Others think children are not at risk from Covid so the mandate is unnecessary Ms Palaszczuk said the decision was consistent with Victoria and NSW Plan to re-open Queensland 'not yet affected' by new Omicron variant  Read more »

SA task force reports on bushfire response

More funding to boost research on climate and more cash for immediate recovery efforts are among key recommendations from South Australia's bushfire recovery task force. The task force was established ... Read more »

RBA research harnesses 'animal spirits'

Policy makers can counteract how sentiment triumphs over facts, according to a discussion paper released by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The role of data and artificial intelligence has surged ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Coalition senators 'BARK and growl' at Jacqui Lambie as she speaks in the Senate - on the SAME DAY report lifted the lid on foul culture at Parliament House

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said senators made dog noises during a speechIndependent senator Jacqui Lambie had just finished speaking in the chamber One third of Parliament House workers have experienced sexual harassment Some 37 per cent have been bullied and 77 per cent have heard about cases One in four people who experienced harassment said it was by a politicianReport was commissioned in response to ex Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins  Read more »

Terror plotter jailed again for breach

A Sydney woman who described herself and her husband as a jihadi Bonnie and Clyde has been jailed again after repeatedly breaching a federal control order. But Alo-Bridge Namoa has ... Read more »

Remains found in search for Vic campers

Police have found remains in their search for missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill. Investigators on Tuesday found the human remains in bushland near Dargo in Victoria's high country ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic