DAMNING HOSPITAL STATS
AMBULANCES UNDER INCREASED PRESSURE AND THOUSANDS LEFT WAITING FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY UNDER THE LIBERALS
Today's release of the latest Bureau of Health Information (BHI) illustrates the crisis state of our health system after 12 years of Dominic Perrottet and the Liberals.
Across the state:
67,898 patients walked into an Emergency Department in the last 3 months and left without, or before completing treatment.
Almost half of all critical emergency patients presenting to the ED did not have their treatment start on time.
One in 10 patients who were treated and admitted spent more than 19 hours and 57 minutes in the ED.
Almost 40 per cent of life threatening patients, with conditions like cardiac or respiratory arrest, waited longer than the 10-minute target for an ambulance to arrive.
Almost 100,000 people were on elective surgery waiting lists at the end of December, including more than to 17,000 who had waited longer than clinical guidelines say they should.