Qld’s ambulance ramping worse than COVID plagued states

Concerning new data has revealed Queenslanders are waiting longer on ambulance stretchers than those in southern states currently battling COVID-19 outbreaks.

The opposition has today released the state’s ambulance ramping data, which shows Queensland’s sitting at 41 per cent.

That’s compared to 21.3 per cent in NSW and 33.6 per cent in Victoria.


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Shadow Minister for Health Ros Bates said the data, from April, May and June this year, proves the State Government has lost control of health in Queensland.

“Queensland Health is so sick that ambulance ramping is worse in Queensland than in the southern states,” Ms Bates said.

“Victoria is the most locked-down state in the world, yet Queensland’s ramping rate is far worse.”

Ms Bates accused the Government of having “no credibility and no plan”.

“What has the State Government been doing for the past 18 months to prepare Queensland hospitals for a major COVID 19 outbreak?” she said.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath continues to defend the state’s health system, claiming all states are currently dealing with high rates of ramping.

“The level of demand being experienced isn’t unique to Queensland, it’s being seen in all States and Territories,” she said.