Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Health Service Proves Fit for New Challenges; West Moreton Hospital Scores 100% Rating for Elective Surgery Waiting Times

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Health Service Proves Fit for New Challenges; West Moreton Hospital Scores 100% Rating for Elective Surgery Waiting Times

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Byline: Chris Owen chris.owen@qtcn.com.au

WEST Moreton Hospital and Health Service is looking fit for the future with new data showing big improvements in elective surgery waiting times.

A recent Queensland Health report shows 100% of urgent and non-urgent patients received surgery on time between January and March. The result was a significant step up from the health facility's performance two years ago, which was pegged at 88%.

Figures also showed a big improvement in the number of patients seen on time who were waiting for surgery considered "semi-urgent" - up from 77% in 2012 to 99% this year.

West Moreton Health Service chairwoman Dr Mary Corbett said the results were a testament to the hard work and dedication of staff.

She said the improvements were also the outcome of innovation, working smarter, changes in hospital processes and the clinical redesign of the health facility.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the data demonstrated that Queensland was well on the way to having the best free public health system in the nation. …

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