“Our funding in additional frontline well being staff will enhance affected person care, ease the stress on our hospitals, and create extra jobs,” she mentioned.
“The LNP will guarantee Queenslanders have entry to a world-class well being system, irrespective of the place they dwell.
“Whereas the Palaszczuk Labor authorities wastes thousands and thousands on renaming hospitals and on well being IT blowouts, the LNP will spend money on frontline companies and affected person care.”
LNP well being spokeswoman Ros Bates mentioned there would even be a deal with regional well being employee recruitment underneath an LNP authorities.
“This will contain selling rural well being alternatives to younger graduates, enhancing profession pathways for rural generalist trainees and exploring alternatives for rural GPs in regional hospitals, in partnership with native medical associations,” she mentioned.
“As a part of our plan to offer extra well being companies in regional communities, an LNP authorities will fee an pressing audit of lodging offered by way of rural hospital and well being companies to contemplate upgrades which will increase native incentives.”
In response, Mr Miles mentioned Labor had employed extra new well being workers over the previous 5 years than the LNP have been promising to do through the subsequent 4 years.
He mentioned the Palaszczuk Labor authorities had employed 7358 nurses and midwives, 812 paramedics, 2450 docs and 2031 allied well being professionals.
Mr Miles added that quite a few questions remained over how the LNP would implement its well being coverage, and he accused the occasion of chopping nurses and midwives final time it was in energy.
“When final in authorities, the LNP reduce two rural maternity companies. Additionally they reduce midwives proper throughout the state. The Palaszczuk authorities has been reopening rural maternity companies,” he mentioned.
“I personally commissioned the Rural Maternity Taskforce, which has offered a really detailed report, and we’re implementing the suggestions of that taskforce proper now, together with plans to open 4 further rural maternity companies, together with in Theodore [west of Bundaberg].
“There’s an present maternity service in Chinchilla, nevertheless the well being service there has discovered it very tough to recruit for positions, so I perceive the midwives at Chinchilla at the moment journey with girls to Dalby for them to present beginning.
“So there are plenty of questions for the LNP about how they are going to implement this coverage. Will they decide to proceed to make use of extra nurses and midwives and never reduce them like they did final time?”
Toby Crockford is a breaking information reporter on the Brisbane Instances