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:-
|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|
|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|
|Result: 85% – FAILED|
|Proportion of ambulance patient transfers within 40 minutes|
|Result: 68.4% – FAILED|
|Percentage of emergency department patients transferred from emergency departments to hospital beds within 8 hours|
|Result: 73% – FAILED|
|Emergency department Category 3 patients treated within 30 mins|
|Result: 72% – FAILED|