All that money and waiting times worst on record

From Monday’s Dom Post:

Just 67.5 per cent of category 2 patients including those suffering serious head injury, moderately severe trauma and suspected heart attacks were treated within the recommended 10 minutes.

Fewer than half of patients categorised as triage 3 those with fractures, breathlessness, bleeding or other conditions requiring urgent treatment but not considered life-threatening were seen within the recommended time of 30 minutes.

This result was “the worst performance bar one since they started recording data in 2001”, Mr Ryall said.

During their nine years in office Labour increased spending from $6.1b to $11.6b. That is an extra $5.5 billion, yet still barely half of emergency patients get seen within recommended times.

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