Ambulance ramping statistics continue to decline in Qld

The Palaszczuk Government has come under fire after the latest data from Queensland Health shows deteriorating ambulance ramping statistics.

Since December 2017, the delay in taking patients off stretchers and onto hospital beds statewide is up 4 percent.

At Robina Hospital, 35 percent of people rushed to Hospital had to wait over half and hour to get to a bed, up 10 percent since December 2017.


Logan Hospital remains the worst, with a massive 40 percent of patients having to wait on ambulance stretchers.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington says the statistics are indicative of a system in crisis.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk has clearly broken her election promise to provide a better health system,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Instead of more hospital beds and better patient care, Labor’s priority has been wasting taxpayers’ money renaming the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

“Our hard-working nurses, doctors, paramedics and midwives need more help on the frontline to improve patient care.

“Instead, our public hospitals are bursting at the seams and ambulance ramping is rife,” Ms Freckington said.

Other statistics across the state include the following:

  • State-wide, 24% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Cairns Hospital, 26% (up 12% since Dec 2017)
  • Rockhampton Hospital, 18% (up 5% since Dec 2017)
  • Toowoomba Hospital, 12% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Robina Hospital, 35% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
    Mackay Hospital, 20% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • Caboolture Hospital, 31% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
  • Redcliffe Hospital, 23% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • RBWH, 35% (up 7% since Dec 2017)
  • Prince Charles Hospital, 19% (up 4% since Dec 2017)
  • Logan Hospital, 40% (unchanged) – WORST IN QUEENSLAND
  • PA Hospital, 29% (up 10% since Dec 2017)
  • QEII Hospital, 31% (up 3% since Dec 2017)
  • Redland Hospital, 37% (up 5% since Dec 2017)
  • Nambour Hospital, 22% (up 1% since Dec 2017)