Reports claim that despite the long waiting lines outside the Launceston General Hospital, The State Government’s health report states otherwise.
According to the sources, the condition of Launceston General Hospital is worrisome. Highlighting worrisome the state, the figures reveal that more than 2,500 people are waiting in long lines that is about 100 more than at the end of 2008. Also the time that is ideal to treat a person in emergency is 10 minutes, but at Launceston Hospital only half of those patients are seen in the designated timeframe of 10 minutes.
In the wake of these observations, the Tasmanian Liberals have branded the latest health progress chart a cause of concern. They further state that the Government has intentionally delayed the report card of the state's health system.
Sources claim that, the report that has been released by the Government today was due to be released by February, falling approximately 3 months behind the schedule.
As per the report, the waiting lines of the elective surgery have shrunk. However, the number of Tasmanians waiting for public housing has increased. It further states that though more children have entered state care, the increased cases are being dealt with faster.
Criticizing the delay in the report, the Liberals' Jeremy Rockliff said,” This report is not good news for a number of areas in the Health and Human Services portfolio. Obviously a report of this nature in the middle of an election campaign would've obviously lost this Government more support in the community and so a three month delay is not acceptable".