45,912 PEOPLE NOW WAITING FOR SURGERY UNDER BAILLIEU

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 in Clayton Update

An alarming blow out in elective surgery waiting lists has undermined the Baillieu Government’s claim to have delivered 100 new hospital beds, Member for Clayton Hong Lim said today.

Mr Lim said the latest quarterly Victorian Health Services Performance data reveals 1012 people are on the hospital waiting list at Monash Medical Centre, 34 are Category 1 patients.

“This just proves Victoria’s health system is getting worse, not better, under the Baillieu Government,” Mr Lim said.

“This data shows the waiting list for elective surgery is getting longer not shorter.Victoria’s health system is going backwards under Baillieu.

“In the first three months of this year, an extra 140 people were put on the elective surgery waiting list at the Monash Medical Centre.

“Monash Medical Centre is not the only hospital struggling, with 7,746 more people waiting for elective surgery across the state than just three months ago.

“Clearly, the Baillieu Government is failing to properly fundVictoria’s hospital system to match growth in demand for health services.”

Mr Lim said the Baillieu Government promised to fund an additional 800 hospital beds in his first term of government ­­– and to deliver the first 100 beds by the end of this financial year.

“Health Minister David Davis claims he has delivered the 100 beds but won’t tell us where they are,” he said.

“If Mr Davis could find out what beds were closed during the nurses’ dispute, he can tell us where his new beds are now.

“If he doesn’t, Victorians have every right to question whether these new beds exist.”

Today’s data for Monash Medical Centre Clayton shows:-

 

 

 
Elective Surgery
Number of elective surgery patients on the waiting list
1012   people are on the waiting list
The   median wait time for an elective surgery procedure was 26 days – up from 21   days the quarter before
Number of urgent (Category 1) elective surgery patients   waiting
34   Category 1 patients are waiting for treatment
These   are people whose conditions are serious and could deteriorate into an   emergency
Number of semi-urgent (Category 2) elective surgery patients   waiting
706   Category 2 patients are waiting for treatment    – 140 more than last quarter
These   are people whose conditions are cause them some pain, disfunction and   disability
Percentage of semi-urgent (Category 2) elective surgery   patients treated within 90 days
Target:   80%
Result:   50% – FAILED
Number of non-urgent (Category 3) elective surgery patients   waiting
272   Category 3 patients waiting for treatment
These   are people whose conditions are cause them minimal pain, disfunction and   disability
Percentage of non-urgent (Category 3) elective surgery   patients treated within 365 days
Target:   90%
Result:   85% – FAILED
Emergency Care
Proportion of ambulance patient transfers within 40 minutes
Target:   90%
Result:   68.4% – FAILED
Percentage of emergency department patients transferred from   emergency departments to hospital beds within 8 hours
Target:   80%
Result:   73% – FAILED
Emergency department Category 3 patients treated within 30   mins
Target:   75%
Result:   72% – FAILED

 

 

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