Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

From the Minister:

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

From the Minister:

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MR BLEIJIE last night addressed the following questions:

1. Would the privatised delivery of public health at the SCUH include a 24/7 accident and emergency department with no charges for late-night service?

Answer: Regardless of the model, there will be no charge for public hospital services at SCUH, just as there is no charge for access to public health services elsewhere in the state. Public health services in Queensland include free access to the privately run Noosa Hospital ED.

2. Would the proposal reduce elective surgery waiting times and if so by how much?

Answer: SCUH will create massive new surgical capacity as envisioned by the community, the Government and the hospitalCOs advocates. Choosing the most efficient model to deliver SCUH services will ensure the improvement in local surgical waiting times is maximised.

3. How would the teaching obligations of a tertiary hospital be discharged under the model?

Answer: At the same high level that they are discharged at other tertiary facilities in Queensland Co such as at RBWH, the PA or at the Mater, South Brisbane. …

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