A new report shows Queensland hospitals have the shortest elective surgery wait times in the country.

But the State Opposition says, that’s the result of their efforts in Government.

Elizabeth Cramsie reports.


The report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, shows elective surgery waitlists in Queensland, now stand at 27 days. eight days less than the current National average.

The government says this is a positive result.

Cameron Dick, Health Minister: “The results are very encouraging, it shows we’re going in the right direction but there’s more work to do.”

But the State opposition says the Government shouldn’t be crowing.

The opposition is taking credit for the latest figures, claiming that the Palaszczuk government is merely following a plan designed by Lawrence Springborg.

Mark McArdle, Shadow Health Minister: “Cameron Dick simply followed the road that we had in place to get the outcome that we now have.”

In other health news:

There’ve been renewed calls for the government to consider subsidising a new four-strain flu vaccine, which was developed to combat the “Brisbane strain” which contributed to this year’s horror influenza season.

Elizabeth Cramsie, QUT News.