Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 in Clayton Update
Monash Medical Centre Clayton has failed on its key emergency department treatment target.
National Health Performance data shows that at Monash Medical Centre only 65% of patients were treated and discharged from the emergency department within four hours of arrival, failing the nationally agreed target of 75%.
But Monash Medical Centre is not alone – 80% of Victorian hospitals failed to meet the target, demonstrating the crisis that is gripping the state’s system under Denis Napthine.
Tony Abbott’s $1.4 billion cuts to Victorian hospitals over the next four years will only make things worse.
Quotes from Mr Lim
“Monash Medical Centre is struggling to survive under Denis Napthine. With $1.4 billion set to be slashed from Victorian hospitals over the next four years things can only get worse.”
“Victoria used to be a nation-leader in health, but this report shows us falling behind.”
“Under Denis Napthine our hospitals are in crisis, our emergency departments are chaotic and our ambulances aren’t turning up to emergencies on time.”
“Liberals cut health – it’s what they’ve always done and it’s what they’ll always do.”
• The National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) requires 75% of Victorian emergency department patients to be treated and discharged within four hours of arrival.
• The data was collected over the last quarter (October to December) of 2013.
• Only 6 Victorian hospitals met the NEAT target, while 22 failed.
• The full report is available at http://www.nhpa.gov.au/