- ““The ACT remains last in the country for attending to Emergency Department patients within the recommended time. The ACT Emergency Departments’ performance on this measure has plummeted under the Stanhope Government since 2002, from top of the league to the bottom.
“Category Two elective surgery admissions are also the worst in Australia with our hospitals admitting less than half the number of patients within the recommended time. This is well below the AMA’s recommendation that 90% of elective surgery patients be seen within recommended times.
“In addition, total elective surgery admissions rate equal last in Australia, so there is very little good news for the ACT when it comes to these fundamental health outcomes.” Mr Hanson said.”
[ED – Note to Zed, highlighting issues like this is what oppositions are supposed to do, you might want to try it sometime.]