Statement regarding WA health crisis

Apr 6, 2021 | Ambulance Ramping, State News

 “Our heart goes out to the family who has suffered incredibly with the loss of their daughter. 

“I appreciate that nursing and medical staff who work hard every day to save lives must also be devastated. This is not about individuals who have failed but a system that’s failed. 

“There are some real questions about why the McGowan Government have been so slow to act and taken three days to request a briefing on this tragedy. 

“It is essential that the McGowan Government undertakes an independent review into this tragedy as a matter of urgency. 

“We are currently facing a significant health crisis with ambulance ramping at record levels, an unprecedented number of code yellow emergencies being called weekly, and an elective surgery waitlist which has continued to balloon. 

“The McGowan Government must face the fact that Western Australia is experiencing a serious health crisis at this time and take the necessary steps to address this crisis in our hospitals as a matter of urgency. 

“No more excuses.”