Libs Declare War On Waiting Lists

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $224 million to address hospital waiting lists. Mr Seselja said the Canberra Liberals are committed to giving Canberrans the best healthcare system in the country.

“This promise is part of our $7 billion plan to improve the ACT’s struggling health system,” Mr Seselja said.

“We’ve also committed to health growth funding.

“Under ACT Labor, Canberrans now wait longer than anyone else in Australia for elective surgery.

“A Canberra Liberals Government will get Canberra’s health system back on track by injecting $224 million towards:

  • Delivering 5,500 more elective surgery operations over the next four years
  • Providing 60 additional general inpatient beds at Calvary Hospital
  • Adding 15 ‘bed equivalents’ for the Calvary Hospital in the Home program
  • Adding two critical care beds at Calvary Hospital
  • 40 new general inpatient beds at the Canberra Hospital
  • Additional 12 ‘bed equivalents’ for the Canberra Hospital in the Home program
  • Six new intensive care beds at the Canberra Hospital.

Mr Hanson said the Canberra Liberals’ health plan also includes two new urgent care clinics with doctors and nurses, a new sub-acute hospital, and increased support for GPs, chronic disease management and preventative health measures.

“The last 11 years under ACT Labor has seen the ACT’s health system go from one of the best in the country to one of the worst in the country,” Mr Hanson said.

“The Canberra Liberals have a real plan to bring us back to the top, stop the bullying and deliver better health services for all Canberrans.”