State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has called on Premier Denis Napthine to sack Health Minister David Davis before Casey Hospital gets worse.

“The health system has gone backwards since the Coalition took office and Victorians are sick of Mr Davis’ excuses,” Ms Graley said

“Ambulances are taking hours to arrive; emergency patients are being crammed into hospital corridors and our loved ones are waiting longer than ever to be treated,”

“The elective surgery waiting list at Casey Hospital has seen a blowout since the election
with over 2000 people now waiting and there is still no sign of the promised 800 new beds where they are needed the most,”

“It is clear that David Davis has lost control of our health system and the Premier must sack him before it gets any worse.”

Ms Graley said that the Government had failed to meet its own benchmarks on:

  • Code 1 Ambulance Response times within 15 minutes;
  • Semi-urgent and non-urgent elective surgery patient treatment times;
  • Emergency department patients treated within time;
  • Ambulance transfers to emergency departments within 40 minutes

“At Casey Hospital only 51% of elective surgery category 2 patients are treated within 90 days and only 69% of category three patients are treated within a year,”

“Overall, 30% of emergency patients are not treated on time and only 66% of category 3 patients are treated within 30 minutes,”

“17% of ambulances are taking longer than 40 minutes to transfer patients and during 2012-13 ambulances spent on average 376 hours a month ramped outside Casey Hospital,”

“It’s time for Denis Napthine to make the decision that all Victorians need him to, and that’s to sack David Davis.”