BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
& ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR PETRIE
LABOR TO UPGRADE REDCLIFFE HOSPITAL ICU AND CT FACILITIES
A Shorten Labor Government will upgrade the intensive care unit and provide a second CT scanner at Redcliffe Hospital, ensuring the people of Brisbane’s northside get the world class health care they deserve.
Labor will invest $6.2 million to refurbish the ICU, improving comfort, safety and infection control so doctors and nurses can focus on caring for patients.
Labor will also invest $6 million to provide a second CT scanner to ensure around-the-clock onsite access to this important diagnostic technology.
The hospital currently only has one CT scanner, which is often running at full capacity. A second scanner will improve access and quality and reduce wait times.
These new investments build on a number of commitments Labor has already made to Redcliffe Hospital.
We will also provide better emergency facilities for children, with a $10 million redesign of the emergency department to ensure paediatric patients are treated in their own dedicated area.
Labor will also deliver a new Medicare-funded MRI licence for Redcliffe Hospital – which will make life-saving scans more affordable.
We have also committed to building a new $30 million specialist care centre in the Moreton Bay region, which will take pressure off nearby hospitals like Redcliffe.
These commitments come after months of committed advocacy by Labor’s candidate for Petrie, Corinne Mulholland. She believes the people of her community deserve the best possible health care whenever they need it.
The Liberals on the other hand just cut and cut and cut from health.
You don’t improve our hospitals by cutting them. We need real change – because more of the same isn’t good enough.
If you want better hospitals not more cuts – vote Labor.
If you want a fair go for all Australians – vote Labor.
THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2019