Frankston and Box Hill hospital surgery wait lists leave patients languishing (1.5.2019)

Written on the 1 May 2019

 

Wednesday 1 May 2019

 

In Question Time for two days in a row Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos, has failed to acknowledge the plight of patients languishing on the surgical waiting lists. The Minister has instead politicised the issue and blamed others while failing to take responsibility for Victoria's health services.

Patients from across Victoria have contacted me with heart-breaking stories of being placed on blown out waiting lists. Deanne has been told she requires a Category 2 surgical procedure which is recommended within 90 days. It is now over 180 days and she is still waiting at Frankston Hospital. Colin who has already been on the surgical waiting list for 2 years was told that he might have to wait 5 years to be seen by a doctor at Box Hill Hospital.

Meanwhile the Andrews Labor Government continues to run a deceitful scare campaign to prop up Bill Shorten.

Jenny Mikakos and Daniel Andrews should stop wasting Victorian taxpayer money and instead put it into urgent surgical services so that people like Deanne and Colin can get the surgery and care they need.

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