REDLAND Hospital has recorded the worst ramping rate of all major Queensland hospitals for June, as concerns are raised on a deepening crisis within the state's health system.
Just 35 per cent of patients were transferred off stretchers within 30 minutes of arriving for emergency care, seeing ramping rates at Redland climb past Logan and Brisbane's QEII Hospital.
It comes as Health Minister Yvette D'Ath fires back at the Commonwealth for failing to properly fund public hospitals and ignoring pleas from state and territory leaders.
Data tabled in Parliament shows the number of patients left in ambulances for more than 30 minutes at Redland Hospital jumped 12 per cent from May to June.
Five major south-east hospitals recorded ramping rates greater than 50 per cent, including the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital, and The Prince Charles Hospital.
Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson said Redland was being treated as an afterthought and it appeared nothing was being done to fix the problem.
"The government and the three Redland-based Labor members have got to stop ignoring the needs of our growing community," he said.
"The sick and the elderly deserve better. They need to have confidence that they will be treated in a timely manner whenever they are transported to hospital by ambulance.
"Our medical staff and health professionals do an outstanding job, however, they along with their patients are continually being let down by an uncaring government ... "
Opposition leader David Crisafulli said the the state's ramping problem had reached uncharted territory, despite few COVID cases in Queensland.
"The state government has had 18 months to prepare, but when Queenslanders see numbers like this it's not surprising that they're all asking 'what on earth has this government been doing?'," he said.
"The Queensland health crisis is now fuelling uncertainty well beyond our hospitals. We need to know, are our hospitals ready for the future?"
Ms D'Ath said every state and territory had been under pressure for some time but the federal government had not been forthcoming with public hospital funding.
"It's not just me saying that, it's every state and territory health minister," she said.
"That's why we all signed a letter last month asking the Commonwealth to meet previous requests from states and territories.
"Even the AMA said there was nothing in the federal budget to help Australia's public hospitals."
Opposition health spokeswoman Ros Bates said everyone deserved a world-class hospital system regardless of where they lived in Queensland.
"But that is far from the case ... and the Health Minister is responsible for that," she said.
Redlands MP Kim Richards was contacted for comment but did not respond.
The Health Department also did not respond to questions about why ramping had increased at Redland and what was being done to arrest climbing rates.
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