Public Hospital Surgery Wait Times - URGENT

Public Hospital Surgery Wait Times - URGENT

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We need to reduce the waiting times for urgent priority 2 public surgeries. Queensland Health advertise publicly that a Urgent Priority 2 should be operated on within 90 days. The current wait time is 18 months. 

My mum is in pain 24 hours a day 7 days a week, she works full time and is about to get sacked because she can hardly walk so is unable to perform her duties. She has no quality of life and is depressed. 

She can't afford private health and has been told by a specialist that she can take money from her super to pay for urgent surgery. This is a woman in her 60's she raised kids and didn't start earning super until her 40's. 

Operating theatres are closed because of Covid, what Covid? Get these people into those Operating theatres before they all end up on welfare disability payments after losing their employment.

More strain on the already strained government. 

A program the government tried to roll out called Surgery Connect was supposed to help these wait times but the program never took off.

Can you help my mum please and hopefully along this journey we will help others who urgently need surgery in our public hospitals.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance for the help you will hopefully provide us.

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