Chief Minister Gallagher is celebrating her elective surgery statistics:
A new report has found that the ACT was the only Australian jurisdiction to meet all nine targets for delivery of elective surgery and has made progress on meeting national benchmarks for emergency service delivery, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today.
The results are contained in the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Reform Council report National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Performance report for 2012, released today.
“I welcome this report and its findings that the ACT is performing well nationally when compared to other jurisdictions on waiting times in our public hospitals, particularly when it comes to wait times for elective surgery,” the Chief Minister said.
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“The report shows that the ACT is the only jurisdiction to meet all nine National Elective Surgery Targets (NEST) and is one of five jurisdictions to see improvement in meeting the National Emergency Access Targets (NEAT).”
One hopes not too many patients were reclassified to give the Chief nice numbers.